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Relationships of angles and sides

To order the measures of the sides and


angles of a triangle.
To use triangle inequalities to solve problems.

Theorem

If one side of a triangle is


longer than another side,
then the angle opposite
the longer side is larger
than the angle opposite
the shorter side.

Theorem

If one angle of a triangle is


larger than another angle,
then the side opposite the
larger angle is longer than
the side opposite the
smaller angle.

Straws

Cut segments of one straw


into 3, 5, and 9
centimeters.
Can you make a triangle?

Straws

Cut segments of one straw


into 4, 5, and 7
centimeters.
Can you make a triangle?

Triangle Inequality Theorem

The sum of the lengths of


any two sides of a triangle
is greater than the length
of the third side.

Which segment is shortest?

RO

Which segment is shortest?

AY

Find x. Which side is longest?

X = 59
PE

The perimeter is 51. Find x.


Which angle is the smallest?

X =10
D

The perimeter is 22. Find x.


Which angle is the largest?

X =2
A

Which side is opposite A in


APK?

PK

Which angle is opposite AK in


APK?

Which side is opposite R in


QKR?

QK

Which angle is opposite KR in


QKR?

The side opposite 1 in BKN


is _____?

KN

The side opposite 1 in BJN is


_____?

JN

The angle opposite NJ in JNY


is _____?

6
orY

What is the shortest, longest side


ED can be?

13
43
__<X<__

15

28

What is the shortest, longest side


ED can be?

10
14
__<X<__
2

12

What is the shortest, longest side


PA can be?

24
40
__<X<__
X
32

What is the shortest, longest side


PA can be?

16
42
__<X<__
X
29

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