# linear system problems

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the base of an isosceles triangle is one third the lenght of each congruent sides the perimeter of the triangle is 84 cm how long is the base?

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If the base is x
each side is 3 x
the perimeter is x + 3 x + 3 x = 7 x
so
7 x = 84
x = 12

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