Posted by **Jocelyn** on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 8:47pm.

The length of the sides of a triangle are three consecutive even integers. The perimeter of the triangle is 36 in. What is the length of the longest side of the triangle?

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 8:49pm
36/3 = 12

Try that plus the even numbers just below and just above 12.

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**Reiny**, Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 8:55pm
let 3 sides be x, x+2, and x+4

x + x+2 + x+4 = 36

3x = 30

x = 10

sides are 10, 12 and 14

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