Category:Examples of Triangle Inequality

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This category contains examples of use of Triangle Inequality.


Given a triangle $ABC$, the sum of the lengths of any two sides of the triangle is greater than the length of the third side.

In the words of Euclid:

In any triangle two sides taken together in any manner are greater than the remaining one.

(The Elements: Book $\text{I}$: Proposition $20$)

Real Numbers

Let $x, y \in \R$ be real numbers.

Let $\size x$ denote the absolute value of $x$.


$\size {x + y} \le \size x + \size y$

Complex Numbers

Let $z_1, z_2 \in \C$ be complex numbers.

Let $\cmod z$ denote the modulus of $z$.


$\cmod {z_1 + z_2} \le \cmod {z_1} + \cmod {z_2}$