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two side lengths of a triangle are 11 and 17. What is the longest possible integer length of the third side of the triangle?

 Feb 9, 2019
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What kind of a triangle is it? Right triangle, acute, obtuse.....etc.?

 Feb 9, 2019
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Remember that, by the Triangle Inequality

 

11 + 17 > x

 

28 > x

 

So.....the longest possible integer side is 27

 

 

cool cool  cool

 Feb 9, 2019

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