# algebra 1

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The perimeter of a triange with sides a,b,and c is 24 cm. Side a is 2cm longer than side b. The ration of the lenghts of sides b and c is 3:5. What are the lenghts of the three sides of the triangle?

• algebra 1 -

a=b+2
5b=3c

a+b+c=24
(b+2)+b+(5/3 b) = 24
11/3 b = 22
b = 6

so, the sides are 8,6,10

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