# Math

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

1. Answer WHAT? Area? Perimeter? Or?

posted by Ms. Sue
2. Find the Perimeter, sorry.

posted by Ann
3. 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

https://www.varsitytutors.com/basic_geometry-help/how-to-find-the-perimeter-of-a-right-triangle

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

posted by Ann
5. You are welcome.

posted by Ms. Sue
6. 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
7. My answer is 84
am I correct ?

posted by Ann
8. Why are you multiplying?

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

posted by Ann
10. 11.8

posted by Ann
11. Ok.

Now add the three numbers.

posted by Ms. Sue
12. 20+20+18= 56

posted by Ethel

13. No. Where did you get two sides of 20 inches?

posted by Ms. Sue

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