Posted by **brittany** on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 11:19am.

the sum of the lenths of any two sides of a triangle must be greater than the third side. if a triangle has one side that is 17 cm and a second side that is 4cm less than twice the third side, what are the possible lenths for the second and third side?

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**Steve**, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 10:51am
You succinctly state the property being used. Then you give the two sides. What keeps you from figuring the answer?

Using a,b,c for the sides,

a = 17

b = 2c-4

We know that a+b > c, so 17+2c-4 > c

13 > c

So, any value of c < 13 will work.

For example:

a = 17

c = 10

b = 16

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