The lengths of two sides of a triangle are 11 cm and 14 cm. Between what two measures should the length of the third side fall?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 18th Nov, 2013, 03:59: AM

Expert Answer:

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

Therefore, third side has to be less than the sum of the two sides. The third side is thus, less than 14 + 11 = 25 cm.

The side cannot be less than the difference of the two sides. Thus, the third side has to be more than 14 - 11 = 3 cm.

So, the length of the third side could be any length greater than 3 cm and less than 25 cm.

Answered by  | 18th Nov, 2013, 05:59: AM