Posted by **nora** on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 1:52pm.

two sides of a triangle have lengths 45 inches and 50 inches. How long can the third side be?

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**Steve**, Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 2:45pm
any side must be less than the sum of the other two sides.

So, it must be less than 95.

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**Reiny**, Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 2:47pm
I could be any number between 5 and 95 inches

let it be x

x+ 45 >50 ---> x > 5

x+50 > 45 -- x > -5

50 + 45 > x

x < 95

so x > -5 and x > 5 and x < 95

so 5 < x < 95

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