You are kind of right. There isn't an analyical solution to this, but rather understanding of how triangles work.

Consider the following cases:

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If you have drawn the triangle like this clearly x > y

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If you have drawn the triangle like this clearly y > x

The idea is to know that if atleast 3 things about a triangle are not told it is not fixed.--> 3 sides

--> 1 side 2 angles

--> 2 sides 1 angle that is NOT in between the two sides

If these are not specified the triangle is not fixed! That means you can redraw the questions' triangle in anyway you like.

Hope this helps

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Sandy

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