Mathematics

Question

The perimeter of the triangle with the sides measuring 15 inches, 18 inches, and 7 inches is 40 inches. If you wanted to construct a similar triangle with a perimeter of 50 inches, what would be the length of the shortest side of the triangle? Show your work.

1 Answer

  • The results in the question conclude that it is an isosceles triangle so your answer can vary; for example, your could be 10, 22, 18 which would make the perimeter 50 like the question states. So your answer will vary anyways you just have to remember that it is an isosceles triangle so all three sides will be a different length.
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