Worksheet: Inequality in One Triangle: Sides
In this worksheet, we will practice applying the triangle inequality to determine whether three given lengths can be sides of a triangle.
Complete the sentence: The sum of the lengths of any two sides in a triangle is the length of the other side.
- Aless than
- Bequal to
- Cgreater than
Which of the following lists of numbers is NOT the lengths of sides of a triangle?
Two sides in a triangle have lengths 2.6 and 2.4. In what interval must the length of the third side be?
Which of the following could be side lengths of a triangle?
- A7 cm, 36 cm, and 43 cm
- B13 cm, 18 cm, and 43 cm
- C13 cm, 36 cm, and 43 cm
If the lengths of two sides of a triangle are 3 cm and 9 cm, determine the smallest interval to which the length of the third side belongs.
Is it possible to form a triangle with side lengths 6 m, 7 m, and 18 m?
- AThere is not enough information to tell.
Is it possible to form a triangle with side lengths 3 inches, 5 inches, and 7 inches?
- CThere is not enough information to tell.
Determine whether the following sentence is true or false: Knowing the measures of the angles of a triangle is enough to be able to draw that triangle.
If the measures of two sides of a triangle are 10 cm and 26 cm, which of the following could NOT be the measure of the third side?
- A21 cm
- B32 cm
- C34 cm
- D36 cm
- E18 cm
Which of the following groups of lengths can form the sides of a triangle?
- A19 cm, 1 cm, 8 cm
- B4 cm, 18 cm, 3 cm
- C11 cm, 11 cm, 4 cm
- D18 cm, 7 cm, 5 cm
Is the following statement true or false: “The longest side of a triangle is opposite to the angle with the largest measure.”
Does the triangle with side lengths 8, 32, and 16 exist?
Is the length of any side in a triangle less than, equal to or greater than the sum of the length of the other two sides?
- Aequal to
- Bgreater than
- Cless than
In triangle , is , , or ?
Is it possible to draw a triangle with side lengths of 6 cm, 11 cm, and 9 cm?
is a triangle where is the midpoint of . Is , , or ?
If the measures of two sides of a triangle are 5 feet and 12 feet, what is the least possible whole-number measure for the third side?
If the two side lengths of a triangle are 4.1 cm and 7.8 cm, then the length of the third is between and .
- A4.1 cm, 7.8 cm
- B4.7 cm, 10.9 cm
- C3.7 cm, 11.9 cm
- D2.7 cm, 12.9 cm
is a triangle where , , , at the point , and . Calculate the length of .
Write an inequality that describes all the values of such that a triangle with edge lengths cm, cm, and cm exists.
A triangle has sides of lengths 5 cm, 8 cm, and cm. State the range of values that could take.