# SOLUTION: The first side of a triangle is 8 meters shorter than the second side. The third side is 4 times as long as the first side. The perimeter is 26 meters. Find the length of each side

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 Question 9714: The first side of a triangle is 8 meters shorter than the second side. The third side is 4 times as long as the first side. The perimeter is 26 meters. Find the length of each side.Answer by CharStar(110)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!You will not get an even answer with the problem. The perimeter of a triangle is 1st side is = x-8 2nd side is = x 3rd side is = 4(x-8) Equations - x-8+x+4(X-8)=28 x-8+x+4x-32=28 6x-40=28 6x=68 x = Does is not an equal number. I hope that gives you a little help.