A triangle whose side lengths are whole numbers has one side which measures 25 inches and a perimeter of 60 inches. What is the fewest number of inches that can be the length of one of the remaining sides?

Guest Aug 1, 2021

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Triangle side length rule says the sum of any two sides must be greater than the remaining third side

60 - 25 = 35 inches for the remaining two sides

25 6 29 any less ( like 5 30 ) would violate the rule ( because 5 + 25 would not be greater than the '30' leg)

ElectricPavlov Aug 1, 2021