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anonymous
 one year ago
The second side of a triangular deck is 5 feet longer than the shortest side and a third side that is 5 feet shorter than twice the length of the shortest side. If the perimeter of the deck is 60 feet, what is the length of the three sides
anonymous
 one year ago
The second side of a triangular deck is 5 feet longer than the shortest side and a third side that is 5 feet shorter than twice the length of the shortest side. If the perimeter of the deck is 60 feet, what is the length of the three sides

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triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0let the middle = x longer = more so add = + twice the length = multiply by 2 shorter means less so subtract perimeter is the sum of the lengths all around the figure. for a triangle 3 sides perimeter the side 1 + side 2 + side 3 = given 60 I like to sketch it helps me to "see" better

triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1441575679079:dw

triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1441575888290:dw

triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0sorry had to make sure distinguish s for short from 5 so used y (x was already named the middle )

triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0substitute to find the longest side as well.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What, your confusion g me I have no idea what your talking about bit thanks for trying to help

triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well you need to read.

triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I changed the s in the diagram to y and even wrote it out!.

triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0what are you confused about so I can clear it up for you?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thank you for your help but I don't need the rudeness

triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0what exactly do you mean by rudeness? I only told you to read and let me know what you are still confused about so I can clear it up.
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