# Activity #8__the "Segment with a Given Length" tool

- Author:
- glassfordpeak

This activity is design to show you how the

**Segment with a Given Length**tool works. You will create 3 different side lengths for a triangle and then verify that the lengths are accurate. Lastly, move around the lengths until you have formed a right triangle. See below for directions.## Segment with a Given Length Tool

DIRECTIONS:
1. Using

**LINE TOOLS,**select the**Segment with given Length**. Enter a length of 3. 2. While the**Segment with given Length**tool is still active, create two more lines with lengths of 4 and 5. 3. Using the**MEASURE TOOLS,**select**Distance or Length**and follow the directions. Are the lines 3, 4, and 5? 4. Using the**BASIC TOOLS,**select the**Move**tool. Arrange the lengths, creating a right triangle.## QUESTION

What are the conditions to form a triangle? Not all lines can be arranged to make a triangle