The sides of a triangle are in the ratio 5:12:13. what is the length of each side of the triangle if the perimeter of the triangke is 15 inches

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2015-11-03 20:29:40

Let x be the common ratio / or scale factor the sides of the triangle are 5x, 12x and 13x sum of the sides defines perimeter that is 5x + 12x + 13x = 15 30x = 15 x = 15/30 x = 0.5 The sides of the triangle are 0.5(5) = 2.5 0.5(12)=6 0.5(13) = 6.5 2.5, 6, 6.5 all in inches

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