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Joy has <math>30</math> thin rods, one each of every integer length from <math>1</math> cm through <math>30</math> cm. She places the rods with lengths <math>3</math> cm, <math>7</math> cm, and <math>15</math> cm on a table. She then wants to choose a fourth rod that she can put with these three to form a quadrilateral with positive area. How many of the remaining rods can she choose as the fourth rod? | Joy has <math>30</math> thin rods, one each of every integer length from <math>1</math> cm through <math>30</math> cm. She places the rods with lengths <math>3</math> cm, <math>7</math> cm, and <math>15</math> cm on a table. She then wants to choose a fourth rod that she can put with these three to form a quadrilateral with positive area. How many of the remaining rods can she choose as the fourth rod? | ||

<math>\text{(A) 16}\qquad\text{(B) 17}\qquad\text{(C) 18}\qquad\text{(D) 19}\qquad\text{(E) 20}</math> | <math>\text{(A) 16}\qquad\text{(B) 17}\qquad\text{(C) 18}\qquad\text{(D) 19}\qquad\text{(E) 20}</math> | ||

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## Revision as of 15:28, 8 February 2017

## Problem

Joy has thin rods, one each of every integer length from cm through cm. She places the rods with lengths cm, cm, and cm on a table. She then wants to choose a fourth rod that she can put with these three to form a quadrilateral with positive area. How many of the remaining rods can she choose as the fourth rod?