# MATH

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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

• MATH -

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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