Is it possible to have a triangle with the sides having following lengths?

5 cm, 3 cm, 4 cm

Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:23: PM

Expert Answer:

We know that the sum of two sides of a triangle is always greater than the third.

The given lengths of the sides are 5 cm, 3 cm, 4 cm.

Let us check whether the above stated property holds true. We have:

5 + 3 = 8, which is greater than 4

5 + 4 = 9, which is greater than 3

3 + 4 = 7, which is greater than 5

Thus, it is possible to draw a triangle with given side lengths.

Answered by  | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:23: PM