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# Let the lengths of the sides of a triangle be represented by x + 3

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Let the lengths of the sides of a triangle be represented by $$x + 3$$, $$2x – 3$$, and $$3x – 5$$. If the perimeter of the triangle is 25, what is the length of the shortest side? ​

A. 5

B. ​6

C. ​7

D. ​8

E. ​10

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28 Jan 2019, 02:24
Bunuel wrote:
Let the lengths of the sides of a triangle be represented by $$x + 3$$, $$2x – 3$$, and $$3x – 5$$. If the perimeter of the triangle is 25, what is the length of the shortest side? ​

A. 5

B. ​6

C. ​7

D. ​8

E. ​10

perimeter ; 6x-5 = 25
x= 5
smallest side ; 7 ( 2x-3)
IMO C
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