# Stupid question but (1 Viewer)

#### Vultra_

##### New Member
If a question says in triangle PQR, How do you which point is P? Or Q or R? Also it says side p is 18 cm and side r is 20cm. Where do you put the p and r? Which side?

#### deanjacobson_

##### Member
It doesn't really matter, so long as your sides match your lengths. P, Q and R are just pronumerals, not actual numbers. The wording is a bit dumb though, usually, it will say something like side PR or side PQ.

#### fan96

##### 617 pages
If a question says in triangle PQR, How do you which point is P? Or Q or R? Also it says side p is 18 cm and side r is 20cm. Where do you put the p and r? Which side?
Usually the side $\bg_white p$ on a triangle $\bg_white \triangle PQR$ refers to the side opposite the point $\bg_white P$.