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

Guest Jun 8, 2022

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The triangle inequality states the sum of the side lengths of the 2 smallest sides must be greater than the length of the largest size.

To minimize the length of the third side, we want the longest side to be 17.

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BuilderBoi Jun 8, 2022

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Also: Two side lengths of a triangle are 17 and 11. What is the shortest possible integer length of the third side of the triangle?

Guest Jun 8, 2022

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The triangle inequality states the sum of the side lengths of the 2 smallest sides must be greater than the length of the largest size.

To minimize the length of the third side, we want the longest side to be 17.

Can you take it from here?

BuilderBoi Jun 8, 2022