# SOLUTION: the length of the longest side of a triangle is double that of the next longest side and 19cm greater than the shortest side. The perimeter is 41cm. What is the shortest side

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 Question 549683: the length of the longest side of a triangle is double that of the next longest side and 19cm greater than the shortest side. The perimeter is 41cm. What is the shortest sideAnswer by mananth(12270)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!let second side be =x longest side = 2x shortest side = 2x-19 x+2x+2x-19=41 5x-19=41 5x=60 x=12 shortest side = 2x-19 24-19=5 5+12+24 =41