# SOLUTION: The shortest side of a triangle is one half the length of the middle side, plus 2 cm. The longest side of the triangle is one and one-half times the length of the middle side, les

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Miscellaneous Word Problems Question 165581: The shortest side of a triangle is one half the length of the middle side, plus 2 cm. The longest side of the triangle is one and one-half times the length of the middle side, less 2 cm. The perimeter of the triangle is 60 cm. How long are each of the sides? Answer by edjones(7569)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let the middle side = m. Shortest = .5m+2 Longest = 1.5m-2 . m+.5m+2+1.5m-2=60 3m=60 m=20 S=12 L=28 . Ed