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# It is possible to draw a four-sided triangle

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 Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point Started: 4/14/2014 Category: Entertainment Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period Viewed: 2,538 times Debate No: 52453
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 Con Please note the rules of this debate and that it's a single round. A four sided triangle cannot be drawn because it's logically impossible to do so. A triangle only has three sides by definition so allowing four sides would no longer be a triangle. It's the same reason why the primary color blue cannot also be pink and still considered a primary shade of blue.Report this Argument Pro Before you disagree with me and go with the more obvious answer, consider my debate. In order to make a triangle you need four lines. The definition of a line is; A geometrical object that is straight, infinitely long and infinitely thin. (http://www.mathopenref.com...) A line is infinitely thin, impossible to see, in theory it is not there. Therefore it is both possible and impossible to make a four sided triangle, but it is more possible than impossible.Report this Argument
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Posted by Sargon 7 years ago
No, your argument is ridiculous. A triangle is made up of three line segments regardless of how thin they are.
Posted by apaches 7 years ago
Ok line segments. Still infinitely thin, my argument still stands
Posted by Sargon 7 years ago
" In order to make a triangle you need four lines. "

What?

First of all, shapes like triangles are not made of lines. They are made of line *segments*, which are distinct from lines, as lines go on forever, while a segment has a finite length. Second of all, you only need three line segments in order to make a triangle. Line segment AB, line segment BC, and line segment CA.
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