Triangle inequality - practice problems - last pageIn any triangle, the sum of the lengths of any two sides is greater than the length of the remaining third one. The triangle inequality is three inequalities that are true simultaneously. The inequalities result directly from the triangle's construction. If one side were longer than two in total, the vertex against the longest side could not be constructed (or drawn), and the triangle as a shape in the plane would not exist.
Direction: Solve each problem carefully and show your solution in each item.
Number of problems found: 30
- Equilateral 75284
Given are 6 line segments with lengths of 3 cm, 4 cm, 5 cm, 7 cm, 8 cm, and 9 cm. How many equilateral triangles can make from them? List all the options.
- A chord
In a circle radius of 6 cm, a chord is drawn 3 cm from the center. Calculate the angle subtended by the cord at the center of the circle Hence find the length of the minor arc cut off by the chord.
- Constructed 67424
There are six lines 3 cm, 4 cm, 5 cm, 7 cm, 8 cm, and 9 cm long, two of each length. How many isosceles triangles can be constructed from them? List all options.
- Draw a triangle
We have line segments with lengths of 3cm, 5cm, 6cm, 7cm, and 9cm. What is the probability in % that if I randomly select three of them, I will be able to draw a triangle?
- Triangle from sticks
Bob the boulder has many sticks of lengths 3.5 and 7. He wants to form triangles, each of whose edges consists of exactly one stick. How many non-congruent triangles can be formed with the sticks?
Hanka cut the 20 cm long straws into three pieces. Each piece had a length in cm. Then, with these three pieces, she tried to make a triangle. a) What circuit has each of the triangles? b) How long can the longest side measure? c) How many different trian
- 14 sticks
I was cleaning up my attic recently and found a set of at least 14 sticks which a curious Italian sold me some years ago. Trying hard to figure out why I bought it from him, I realized that the set has the incredible property that there are no three stick
- Circumference 9811
Kristýna chose a certain odd natural number divisible by three. Jakub and David then examined triangles with a circumference in millimeters equal to the number selected by Kristýna and whose sides have lengths in millimeters expressed by different integer
Ivo wants to draw all the triangles whose two sides of which have a length of 4 cm and 9 cm, and the length of the third side is expressed in whole centimeters. How many triangles does he have?
- RST triangle
Find out if it is possible to construct the given triangle and according to which theorem: RS = 2.5 cm ST = 7 cm TR = 4.5 cm
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