# Two sides of a triangle are #(6x^2-12x)# feet and #(x^2+30x-15)# feet. What is the length of the third side if the perimeter is #14x^2+34x+15#?

##### 1 Answer

**The length of the third side of the triangle is #7x^2 + 16x + 30#.**

#### Explanation:

We know that the perimeter is

We also know that two sides of the triangle are

To find the third side of the triangle, we must subtract the length of the two sides from the perimeter:

Notice that the minus applies to everything inside its parenthesis.

Now we need to combine like terms:

Finally, let's combine all these together to form one expression:

If we want to check our answer to make sure we did it correctly, we just add up the three sides and set it equal to the perimeter. If they equal, then we did it correctly, if not, then we have to check/do our work again.

Hooray! The answers match!

**The length of the third side of the triangle is #7x^2 + 16x + 30#.**