Construction of Triangles
Sketching triangles to be constructed
1. Make a rough drawing before drawing the accurate figure.2. Write all the given data on the figure.3. Then plan construction of the figure according to the given data.
A. SSS-Triangle ConstructionNote:
Before attempting construction of a triangle, check that the sum of anytwo lengths of the triangle is greater than the third side. Otherwise, theconstruction of the triangle is not possible.
Example 1: Construct a triangle ABC in which AB = 6 cm, BC = 3 cm and CA =5 cmSolution:Steps of construction
1. Draw a line segment AB = 6 cm2. With B as centre and radius = 3 cm draw an arc.3. With A as centre and radius = 5 cm, draw an arc cutting the previous arc at C.4. Join A to C and B to C. Then ABC is the required triangle.