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Superhard Question?

  1. Nov 7, 2004 #1
    ok here goes: what is the lesat possible length of a side of a triangle whose perimeter is 2002 and whose sides have integral (integer) lengths?

    major help is needeeeedddd
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  3. Nov 7, 2004 #2


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    Here is a hint...Given two sides of a triangle, the third must always be greater than the difference, but less than the sum

    example: triangle with sides a, b, and c...a=3, b=4
    c must be greater than 1, but less than 7
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