In this lesson, students are taught to solve for the sides of a triangle by finding the perimeter. They begin with a picture of a triangle and the perimeter of 85 meters. Using an equation and factoring, students work to solve for the lengths of the sides of the triangle. Through this process, they learn the importance of conventional math rules and how to factor quadratic equations.
This is a Word Problem you solve by writing an equation and factoring. Word Problem 2 - Perimeter of a Triangle-The perimeter of a given triangle is 85 meters. By looking at the picture, state the lengths of the sides of the triangle.
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