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# perimeter problem

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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?

Jan 6, 2021

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If the second side has length x,

Then the first side has length 3x,

We know that the third side which has length 17.

Now, by the triangle inequality, we have:

x + 17 > 3x

=> 2x < 17

=> x < 8.5

Since we want the greatest perimeter,so we need the greatest integer x, and if x < 8.5.

Then x = 8

Then, the first side has length -> 3 x 8 = 24

The second side has length = 8 cm

The third side has length = 17 cm

So,perimeter = 17 + 24 + 8 = 49 cm

Jan 6, 2021

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If the second side has length x,

Then the first side has length 3x,

We know that the third side which has length 17.

Now, by the triangle inequality, we have:

x + 17 > 3x

=> 2x < 17

=> x < 8.5

Since we want the greatest perimeter,so we need the greatest integer x, and if x < 8.5.

Then x = 8

Then, the first side has length -> 3 x 8 = 24

The second side has length = 8 cm

The third side has length = 17 cm

So,perimeter = 17 + 24 + 8 = 49 cm

hihihi Jan 6, 2021