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If 7/5, 8/5 and p are sides of a triangle and p is a prime number, wha

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Bunuel wrote:
If 7/5, 8/5 and p are sides of a triangle and p is a prime number, what is p?


A. 2
B. 3
C. 5
D. 7
E. 11


Use The triangle inequality rule : the length of a side of a triangle is less than the sum of the lengths of the other two sides and greater than the difference of the lengths of the other two sides.

the length of a side of a triangle is less than the sum of the lengths of the other two sides
so \(p<\frac{7}{5}+\frac{8}{5}.........p<\frac{15}{5}........p<3\)
Only possibility is 2

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Bunuel wrote:
If 7/5, 8/5 and p are sides of a triangle and p is a prime number, what is p?


A. 2
B. 3
C. 5
D. 7
E. 11


\(\frac{8}{5} - \frac{7}{5} < p < \frac{8}{5} + \frac{7}{5}\)

Or, \(\frac{1}{5} < p < 3\)

Among the given options only (A) 2 fits in, hence answer must be (A)
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Bunuel wrote:
If 7/5, 8/5 and p are sides of a triangle and p is a prime number, what is p?


A. 2
B. 3
C. 5
D. 7
E. 11


7/5 = 1 2/5 = 1.4

8/5 = 1 3/5 = 1.6

These first two sides of the triangle sum to 3. Since the sum of any 2 sides of a triangle must be greater than the third, p must be 2.

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