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==Problem==
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What is the smallest whole number larger than the perimeter of any triangle with a side of length <math> 5</math> and a side of length <math>19</math>?
 
What is the smallest whole number larger than the perimeter of any triangle with a side of length <math> 5</math> and a side of length <math>19</math>?
  
 
<math>\textbf{(A) }24\qquad\textbf{(B) }29\qquad\textbf{(C) }43\qquad\textbf{(D) }48\qquad \textbf{(E) }57</math>
 
<math>\textbf{(A) }24\qquad\textbf{(B) }29\qquad\textbf{(C) }43\qquad\textbf{(D) }48\qquad \textbf{(E) }57</math>
  
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==Solution==
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We know from the triangle inequality that the last side, <math>s</math>, fulfills <math>s<5+19=24</math>. Adding <math>5+19</math> to both sides of the inequality, we get <math>s+5+19<48</math>, and because <math>s+5+19</math> is the perimeter of our triangle, <math>\boxed{\textbf{(D)}\ 48}</math> is our answer.
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==

Latest revision as of 17:34, 16 January 2021

Problem

What is the smallest whole number larger than the perimeter of any triangle with a side of length $5$ and a side of length $19$?

$\textbf{(A) }24\qquad\textbf{(B) }29\qquad\textbf{(C) }43\qquad\textbf{(D) }48\qquad \textbf{(E) }57$

Solution

We know from the triangle inequality that the last side, $s$, fulfills $s<5+19=24$. Adding $5+19$ to both sides of the inequality, we get $s+5+19<48$, and because $s+5+19$ is the perimeter of our triangle, $\boxed{\textbf{(D)}\ 48}$ is our answer.

See Also

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