The longest side of a triangle is 3 times the shortest side and the third side is 2 cm shorter than the longest side. If the perimeter of the triangle is at least 61 cm, find the minimum length of the shortest side.

Let
the length of the shortest side of the triangle be *x
*cm.

Then,
length of the longest side = 3*x*
cm

Length
of the third side = (3*x*
– 2) cm

Since the perimeter of the triangle is at least 61 cm,

Thus, the minimum length of the shortest side is 9 cm.

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