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Posted by **Andrew** on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 3:17pm.

I don't know how to do this cuz it doesn't tell me if it's a right triangle or not. HELP!

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**Andrew**, Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 3:29pmwould the long side be 36 in?

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**Reiny**, Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 4:19pmI think they are after the property that in

any triangle, the sum of any two sides must be greater than the third side, or else you cannot produce the triangle.

e.g. I cannot draw a triangle with sides 3,4, and 9

So the third side must be < 50

What was the "appropriate formula" they are talking about?

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 4:20pmI think we have to assume it's either a right or equilateral triangle.

Using the Pythagorean Theorem, I get 35.3553 = 35.6 inches.

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 4:21pmCorrection: 35.4 inches

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