We have this triangle: Tom has two sticks, one 17 inches long and the other 10 inches long.
Joan is looking for another stick so they can build a triangle.
What is the maximum range that the length of the third stick can fall within
in order to be able to build a triangle with the three sticks as sides?
The Triangle Inequality says:
10 * * 17
* * * * * * *
. . The sum of any two sides must be greater than the third side.
We have: .
. . . .And: .