# Triangle Inequality Basic

Directions: Adjust the side lengths accordingly, then move the blue points to try and create a triangle.
1) Make a = 5, b = 7, c = 4. Can you create a triangle with these lengths?
2) Make a = 3, b = 7, c = 3. Can you create a triangle with these lengths?
3) Make a = 3, b = 7, c = 4. Can you create a triangle with these lengths?

For more information regarding the triangle equality, look at this article From Guillermo Bautista at www.mathandmultimedia.com.
David Travis
Lincoln North Star Math Department
Lincoln, NE
dtravis2@lps.org

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