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If the perimeter of a triangular flower bed is 14 feet with two sides the same length and the third side is 4 feet shorter, what are the measures of the three sides of the flower bed?

answers:
sepia say: If the perimeter of a triangular flower bed is 14 feet with two sides the same length and the third side 4 feet shorter, the measures of the three sides of the flower bed are 6 feet, 6 feet and 2 feet.

David say: It will be in the shape of an isosceles triangle with two equal sides of 6 feet and a third side of 2 feet.
Check: 6+6+2 = 14 feet which is its perimeter.

冷眼旁觀 say: Let y feet be the length of each of the two sides with the same length.
Length of the third side = (y  4) feet
Perimeter = 14 feet
y + y + (y  4) = 14
3y  4 = 14
3y = 18
y = 6
The length of the sides are __6__ feet __6__ feet and __2__ feet.

LegFuJohnson say: 662
