Subject: Stupid Question...Please humor...
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 96 09:29
From: Kimberly Strong


I enjoyed your proofs. Very nice and concise. Much better than any proof we had in school.

I have a simple stupid question for you. When measuring the sides of a triangle, does it follow that a+b>c? I know this must have been in my Geometry book from school. I'm at work now as a software tester and I am trying to tell someone that their triangle program isn't correct. Someone is trying to convince me that a+b>=c. I find this illogical. If a+b=c you would have two overlapping lines if you matched up all the ends. Please write back soon, if possible. It would be nice to have a 3rd party's input.

Kimberly Strong

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