1999 AHSME Problems/Problem 2
Problem
Which of the following statements is false?
Solution
An equilateral triangle is isosceles, and we find that if we use the property of isosceles triangles that if two sides of a triangle are equal then the opposite angles are equal. Thus equilateral triangles are equiangular, and is true.
Regular polygons are both equilateral and equiangular, and so are equilateral triangles are both equilateral (by definition) and equiangular (by the above argument). Thus equilateral triangles are regular polygons and is true.
Since all of the angles in an equilateral triangle are congruent, all equilateral triangles are similar by AAA similarity. Thus, is true.
Since and , . Since no other angles are above , all equilateral triangles are convex. Thus, is true.
This just leaves choice . This is clearly false: an equilateral triangle with side is not congruent to an equilateral triangle with side .
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