# algebra

the second side of a triangle is 6 inches longer than the first side. the third side is 2 inches shorter than the double the first side. the total perimeter of the triangle is 24 inches. find the lengths of all three sides of the triangle

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1. If the short side is x, then

x + x+6 + 2x-2 = 24

Now, just find x and figure the sides.

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posted by Steve
2. First: 5
Second: 11
Third: 8

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posted by Kayley
Lcm of 6,3=6

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posted by nikhil

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