BMAD 63 Report post Posted March 10, 2014 Given a triangle whose three sides are integer values, and the area of which is divisible by 20, find the smallest possible side for which these conditions hold true: two sides are odd numbers at least one side is a prime number. Quote Share this post Link to post Share on other sites
0 phil1882 13 Report post Posted March 10, 2014 3 9 10 2 15 16 Quote Share this post Link to post Share on other sites
0 BMAD 63 Report post Posted March 10, 2014 Phil I don't belive your answers meet all the conditions Quote Share this post Link to post Share on other sites
0 bonanova 83 Report post Posted March 11, 2014 Given a triangle whose three sides are integer values, and the area of which is divisible by 20, find the smallest possible side for which these conditions hold true: two sides are odd numbers at least one side is a prime number. Trying to help with the difficulties of language ... Should we find a triangle, that meets the conditions, that has a side that is smaller then the smallest side of any other triangle that meets the conditions? Quote Share this post Link to post Share on other sites
0 phil1882 13 Report post Posted March 11, 2014 ah i see where i made my mistake. i assumed height is always (1/2 base)^2 - other side^2 which isn't necessarily so. (only true for isosceles triangles or equilateral.) 6 25 29 is the best i could find. Quote Share this post Link to post Share on other sites
0 BMAD 63 Report post Posted March 11, 2014 Given a triangle whose three sides are integer values, and the area of which is divisible by 20, find the smallest possible side for which these conditions hold true: two sides are odd numbers at least one side is a prime number. Trying to help with the difficulties of language ... Should we find a triangle, that meets the conditions, that has a side that is smaller then the smallest side of any other triangle that meets the conditions? yes, when you phrase it that way, i see how complex it sounds. Ahh the joys of the English language. Seems much more clear in my native language Quote Share this post Link to post Share on other sites
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