Difference between revisions of "Triangle Inequality"

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=== Introductory Problems ===
 
=== Introductory Problems ===
 
* [[2006_AMC_10B_Problems/Problem_10 | 2006 AMC 10B Problem 10]]
 
* [[2006_AMC_10B_Problems/Problem_10 | 2006 AMC 10B Problem 10]]
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* [[2006 AIME II Problems/Problem 2 | 2006 AIME II Problem 2]]
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=== Intermediate Problems ===
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* [[2003_AIME_I_Problems/Problem_11 | 2003 AIME I Problem 11]]
  
*[[2006 AIME II Problems/Problem 2 | 2006 AIME II Problem 2]]
 
  
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==

Revision as of 16:36, 7 August 2006

The Triangle Inequality says that in a nondegenerate triangle $\displaystyle ABC$:

$\displaystyle AB + BC > AC$

$\displaystyle BC + AC > AB$

$\displaystyle AC + AB > BC$

That is, the sum of the lengths of any two sides is larger than the length of the third side. In degenerate triangles, the strict inequality must be replaced by "greater than or equal to."

This inequality often shows up in contest problems.


Example Problems

Introductory Problems

Intermediate Problems


See Also

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