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posted by ken on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 8:54pm.

The perimeter of a triangle is equal to 12 inches. The length of the longest side is equal to the sum of the other two sides minus 2. If you add 2 to the shortest side, it will equal the longest side. Find the side lengths.

let .. shortest side ---- x longest side ---- x+2 middle side ----- y "The length of the longest side is equal to the sum of the other two sides minus 2" x+2 = x+y-2 y = 4 x + x+2 + y = 12 2x + 6 = 12 x = 3 sides : 3, 4, and 5

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