# Triangle Inequality question

• Jan 5th 2010, 10:40 AM
takersgirl007
Triangle Inequality question
I need a lil help with this, considering we just started this lesson yesterday in class..

Two sides of a triangle have lengths of 5x and 11x. The length of the third side can be any number between__and__. :)
• Jan 5th 2010, 10:56 AM
earboth
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Originally Posted by takersgirl007
I need a lil help with this, considering we just started this lesson yesterday in class..

Two sides of a triangle have lengths of 5x and 11x. The length of the third side can be any number between__and__. :)

Did you make a sketch?

I've attached a drawing and I've labeled the 3rd side with x.

Now determine the limits of x.
• Jan 5th 2010, 11:13 AM
takersgirl007
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Originally Posted by earboth
Did you make a sketch?

I've attached a drawing and I've labeled the 3rd side with x.

Now determine the limits of x.

i made a sketch..but it was a right triangle...and i thought if it had the x attached...tht would be like infinite?...but if i took x off, wouldnt it be like 6 and 16?
..idk guess this is why i have a 85 average in geo..lol
• Jan 5th 2010, 11:28 AM
earboth
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Originally Posted by takersgirl007