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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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    36/3 = 12

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

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    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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