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the shortest side on a isosceles triangle is 2x-3 inches long. the two longer sides are 6 inches longer than the shortest side.the perimeter of the triangle is 33 inches. what is the length of each of the longer sides of the triangle

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  1. wait is it 13

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  2. s+ s+6 + s+6 = 33

    3 s + 12 = 33

    3 s = 21

    s = 7

    s+6 = 13 indeed

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  3. thank you

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  4. now to prove it without asking me
    if s = 7
    then the sides are
    7 13 13
    and sum is 26+7 = 33
    whew !

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  5. You are welcome :)

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