Mitiku D. answered • 11/25/14

Effective

Using the side formula and calling the sides a, b, c

s = (sum of all sides)/2 = perimeter/2 = 48/2 = 24

Area = square root of s(s-a)(s-b)(s-c)

c = 14

a + b = 48 - 14 = 34

==> b = 34 - a

now substitute all the new values

in to the square root 24(24-a)(24-(34-a)(24-14)

Rewrite

24(24-a)(-10+a)(24-14)

You can see that a has to be greater than 10

if we allow a to be ten we get 24 for b

==> that a is the smallest and hence the one to be adjusted to the nearest integer which is 11

Mark M.

11/25/14