# SOLUTION: a triangle has sides of length 3cm & 8c, what can you say about the length of the third side

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Triangles Question 598079: a triangle has sides of length 3cm & 8c, what can you say about the length of the third sideAnswer by w_parminder(53)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Length of two sides of the triangle are 3cm & 8cm. We know that the sum of any two sides of a triangle is always greater than the third side, So third side < 3 + 8 i.e. third side < 11 Also the difference of any two sides of a triangle is always less than the third side, So third side > 8 - 3 i.e. third side > 5 Combining the two equations we get 11 > third-side > 5 i.e. the third side of the triangle lies between 5cm amd 11cm. I think that's what you want to know?