Posted by Soroban on November 02, 2002 at 11:17:33:
In Reply to: triangles posted by sally on November 02, 2002 at 10:48:17:
: I know this is really simple for all of you, but I have forgotten all my geometry. How do you figure the length of the third side of a triangle if you have the lengths of the other two sides? Thanks for your help!
Sorry, Sally ~ but you can't!
You need more information.
Is it a right triangle?
What is the angle between the two sides?
Think about it!
I have a triangle with sides 10 and 10.
Can you even GUESS what kind of triangle it is?
It could be isosceles with (almost) ANY third side.
It could even be equilateral...
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