Triangles Inequality Theorem

# Triangles Inequality Theorem

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• Triangle Inequality Theorem
• Application of Triangle Inequality Theorem
• Summary
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In the previous segment, we looked at Triangle Inequality Theorem. In this segment, we will use the Triangle inequality theorem to prove an interesting property of a triangle.

## What is the Triangle inequality theorem?

The triangle inequality theorem states that ‘the sum of the lengths of any two sides of a triangle is greater than the third side’.

This means for any triangle ABC,

• AB + BC > CA
• BC + CA > AB
• AB + CA > BC

## Application of triangle inequality theorem

Let us now use the triangle inequality theorem to prove that the sum of lengths of the sides of a triangle is greater than twice the length of the segment joining a vertex to the opposite side.

That is, in △ABC, to prove that AB + BC + CA > 2AD.

Figure for Proof

StatementReason: In △ABD,

AB + AD > BD is Triangle inequality theorem

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