Sometimes we are given a polygon and asked to find the lengths of the sides. What options do you have if you need to build a polygon with some side lengths? Sometimes, we can make lots of different figures. For example, if you have side lengths 5, 7, 11, and 14, here are some of the many, many quadrilaterals we can make with those side lengths:
Sometimes, it is not possible to make a figure with certain side lengths. For example, 18, 1, 1, 1 (try it!).
We will continue to investigate the figures that can be made with given measures.