Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 3 - Solving Inequalities - 3-4 Solving Multi-Step Inequalities - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises: 16

Answer

The length of the remaining side is up to 2 inches.

Work Step by Step

perimeter $\leq 12$ Substitute the given side length in the formula for perimeter. Let s be the length of the unknown side. $2(5)+s\leq12$ $\longrightarrow$ multiply $10+s\leq12$ $\longrightarrow$ subtract 10 from both sides $10+s-10\leq12-10$ $\longrightarrow$ simplify $s\leq2$
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