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SO! how do I solve this problem in inches?
A triangle with sides that measures 2 1/2 ft., 20 in., and 1/2 yd. Answer in inches

Answer WHAT? Area? Perimeter? Or?
posted by Ms. Sue

Find the Perimeter, sorry.
posted by Ann

Ahh!
The perimeter is the distance around an object.
For a triangle, add the lengths of the three sides.
2 1/2 feet = 30 inches
1/2 yard = 18 inches
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posted by Ms. Sue

Thank you that's make sense.I was mixing the rectangle & triangle up. Thank you again.
posted by Ann

You are welcome.
posted by Ms. Sue

The perimeter is the distance around an object.
For a triangle, add the lengths of the three sides.
2 1/2 feet = 30 inches
1/2 yard = 18 inches
Help so now I Multiply
(2 1/2* 30)+ (1/2*18)posted by Ann

My answer is 84
am I correct ?posted by Ann

Why are you multiplying?
posted by Ms. Sue

confuse I should have add the side to get my answer.sorry but math is my weak subject.
posted by Ann

11.8
posted by Ann

Ok.
Now add the three numbers.
posted by Ms. Sue

20+20+18= 56
posted by Ethel

No. Where did you get two sides of 20 inches?
posted by Ms. Sue
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