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29 November, 01:35

Is it possible for a triangle to have sides with the given lengths? Explain. 5 in., 8 in., 15 in.

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  1. 29 November, 05:56
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    Triangle Inequality Theorem

    the sum of two side lengths of a triangle is always greater than the third side.

    5+8=13

    your answer = no
  2. 29 November, 16:27
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    Hello.

    No, it is not. With a triangle, the sum of 2 lengths of any 2 sides will always be greater than the third side.

    In the problem 5 + 8 is 13, which is less than 15. So this cannot be a triangle.
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