The length of the base of an isosceles triangle is 4 inches less than the length of one of the two equal sides of the triangles. If the perimeter is 32, what are the lengths of each of the three sides of the triangle?
The sides are
We can start out by creating an equation that can represent the information that we have. We know that the total perimeter is
Our equation looks like this:
If we plug this in for each side, we get