# SOLUTION: A triangle has a perimeter of 46 cm. The longest side is twice as long as the shortest side. the third side is 6 cm longer than the shortest side. the length of the shortest side i

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Triangles Question 172062: A triangle has a perimeter of 46 cm. The longest side is twice as long as the shortest side. the third side is 6 cm longer than the shortest side. the length of the shortest side is____cm.Found 3 solutions by solver91311, jackiewalker123, Alan3354:Answer by solver91311(18785)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let the length of the shortest side be represented by . Then the length of the longest side is and the length of the third side is Since the perimeter of a triangle is the sum of the lengths of the sides, you can say: Just solve for x and you have your answer. Answer by jackiewalker123(2)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Maybe I haven't learn yet? Answer by Alan3354(34677)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!A triangle has a perimeter of 46 cm. The longest side is twice as long as the shortest side. the third side is 6 cm longer than the shortest side. the length of the shortest side is____cm. ----------- a = shortest side c = longest --- c = 2a b = a+6 a+b+c = 46 ----- a + (a+6) + 2a = 46 4a + 6 = 46 4a = 40 a = 10 cm