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Try to construct a triangle with 5 cm,8 cm and 1 cm. Is it possible or not? Why?Give your justification?

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Given
a=5 cm
b=8 cm
c=1 cm
The concept behind this is sum of two sides is always greater than 3rd side.
Then a+b>c=5+8>1
b+c>a=8+1>5
c+a>b=1+5>8 (This is not right )
Then we do not construct a triangle with sides 5 cm ,8 cm and 1 cm

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