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    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__.
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    Quote Originally Posted by takersgirl007 View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by earboth View Post
    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by takersgirl007 View Post
    i made a sketch.. fine
    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? <<<<< if you mean: 6 < x < 16 that's OK!
    ..idk guess this is why i have a 85 average in geo..lol
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    thanks for the help!..=)
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