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Age 14 to 16 Short Challenge Level:

Jack's teacher asked him to draw a triangle of area $7\textrm{ cm}^2$.
Two sides are to be of length $6\textrm{ cm}$ and $8\textrm{ cm}$.

How many possibilities are there for the length of the third side of the triangle?




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This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.
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