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FIND A PERIMETER OF A TRIANGLE WHERE ONE SIDE IS 2 INCHES, ONE SIDE IS 6 INCHES, ANOTHER SIDE IS 10 INCHES???

  • MATH -

    2 + 6 + 10 = ?

  • MATH -

    18 INCHES

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    Right.

  • MATH : pitfall -

    Unfortunately the triangle does not exist.

    Any properly formed triangle has to have any two of its sides greater than or equal to the third.
    In this example, the sides 2 and 6 will never meet to form a triangle, since the base is 10 inches.

    Mathematically, this can be expressed as:
    a+b>c
    b+c>a
    c+a>b
    All three conditions must be satisfied for the triangle to "exist".

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