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Age 14 to 16 Short Challenge Level:


$FGH$ is a right angled triangle with shortest sides $FH = 6\text{cm}$ and $FG = 8\text{cm}$.

$I$, $J$, and $K$ are the mid points of the sides $GH$, $FH$ and $FG$ respectively.

What is the perimeter of the triangle $IJK$?





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This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.
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