Hello, magentarita!

Did you make a sketch?

José wants to build a triangular pen for his pet rabbit.

He has three lengths of boards already cut that measure 7 feet, 8 feet, and 16 feet.

Explain why José cannot construct a triangular pen with sides of 7, 8, and 16 feet.Code:* * . \ / . . \ 8 7/ . . \ / . . \ *-------*---*---------* : - - - 16 - - - - - :

The two smaller sides are too short.

They will not meet to form a triangle

Do a search on "triangle inequality".

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