Two sides of a triangle are 6 cm and 10 cm long. Determine a range of possible measures for the third side of the triangle.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 18th Nov, 2013, 03:57: AM

Expert Answer:

In a triangle sum of lengths of either two sides is always greater than the third side and also difference of lengths of either two sides is always lesser than the third side.

So, 10 - 6 < x < 10 + 6

Hence, 4 cm < x < 16 cm

Thus, the length of third side should lie between 4 cm and 16 cm.

Answered by  | 18th Nov, 2013, 05:57: AM