# MATH

FIND A PERIMETER OF A TRIANGLE WHERE ONE SIDE IS 2 INCHES, ONE SIDE IS 6 INCHES, ANOTHER SIDE IS 10 INCHES???

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1. 2 + 6 + 10 = ?

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2. 18 INCHES

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posted by SANDY
3. Right.

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4. Unfortunately the triangle does not exist.

Any properly formed triangle has to have any two of its sides greater than or equal to the third.
In this example, the sides 2 and 6 will never meet to form a triangle, since the base is 10 inches.

Mathematically, this can be expressed as:
a+b>c
b+c>a
c+a>b
All three conditions must be satisfied for the triangle to "exist".

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