In a triangle with integer side lengths, one side is three times as long as a second side, and the length of the third side is 17. What is the greatest possible perimeter of the triangle?
The greatest perimeter would be:
Shortest side ==8 and the 2nd side==3 x 8 ==24 and the 3rd side ==17, because:
[8 + 17]==25 > 24, and: [8 + 17 + 24] ==49 - greatest perimeter.