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Posted by **Lisa** on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 3:19pm.

is it 2 inches? 3 inches? 4 inches? or 5 inches?

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**Steve**, Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 3:45pmany side of a triangle is less than the sum of the other two sides. So, if x is the missing side,

5 < x+3

2 < x

so, x must be at least 2.

Similarly, there is a maximum value for x, since we must also have

x < 5+3

x < 8

since, even stretching out the other two sides end to end, they couldn't reach farther than 8.

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