Pathfinder not accomplishing my task in Illustrator

I am trying to make a speech bubble. My attempt consists of a rectangle and then using the pen tool to establish three points. They are not filled and only have a border.

Here is what I have:

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This is what I’m actually shooting for:

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I don’t see why the pathfinder tool can’t remove that one line. Does anyone have any ideas, or am I going about this the wrong. I’ve worked with Photoshop for about two years, but only worked with Illustrator for a few weeks.


1. First make the rectangle.

Then make the triangle. Make sure the triangle goes past the rectangles side.

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2. Select both objects with Selection tool and then from the Path finder window click the first icon.

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Also, you could just as well make the Rectangle and then with pentool click 3 points side by side into the desired side of the rectangle, and move the middle point down with direct selection tool.

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