Posted by **kelli** on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 6:14pm.

is it possible to draw a triangle whose sides measure 5 inches, 9 inches, and 14 inches?

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**Reiny**, Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 6:42pm
No,

the triangle would collapse into a straight line.

notice that 5+9=14

So if you start with a base of 14, the other two lines will fall on that base

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**Huurdurrdedooba**, Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 6:45pm
Impossible, the sum of the 2 shorter sides must not equal the longest side.

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