2003 AMC 12A Problems/Problem 7
- The following problem is from both the 2003 AMC 12A #7 and 2003 AMC 10A #7, so both problems redirect to this page.
Problem
How many non-congruent triangles with perimeter have integer side lengths?
Solution
By the triangle inequality, no side may have a length greater than the semiperimeter, which is .
Since all sides must be integers, the largest possible length of a side is . Therefore, all such triangles must have all sides of length , , or . Since , at least one side must have a length of . Thus, the remaining two sides have a combined length of . So, the remaining sides must be either and or and . Therefore, the number of triangles is .
See Also
2003 AMC 10A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions |
2003 AMC 12A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | |
Preceded by Problem 6 |
Followed by Problem 8 |
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All AMC 12 Problems and Solutions |