Posted by **pat** on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 8:59am.

can you draw an isosceles triangle that ia not equilateral?

draw me sclene triangle ?

please !draw me so ,i will get today for my preview .thanks!!!

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**bobpursley**, Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 9:02am
isosceles: Try 10,10,2 . That is not equalateral.

sclene: Sides unequal. 5, 6, 7

http://www.mathsisfun.com/definitions/scalene-triangle.html

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**jai**, Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 9:08am
you just have to measure the lengths of the sides of the triangle you want to draw. for instance, if isosceles, choose the length of the two sides which must be equal (any length, like 3 cm or 5 cm) using your ruler, then the length of the last side must be different from the first one you chose.

*remember isosceles = only 2 lengths equal, the last length is different

scalene triangle = the lengths of the three sides are NOT equal ; they have different lengths

for instance, if scalene, choose three different lengths, for instance 2, 3 and 4 cm

so there,, hope this helps~ :)

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**Writeacher**, Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 9:28am
We would appreciate it if you would discontinue the "so there" at the end of your posts. It's flippant and could be interpreted as sarcastic -- definitely NOT appropriate when working with younger students.

Thank you so much.

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**jai**, Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 10:01am
i'm very sorry, mr. Writeacher!

i didn't know that, because i'm also a student.

i promise not to do it again.

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**Writeacher**, Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 10:33am
Thanks, jai!

We know your answers are very good, and we hope you'll continue posting good explanations, especially for younger students.

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