Examine whether you can construct $∆DEF$ such that $EF = 7.2\ cm$, $m\angle E = 110^{\circ}$ and $m\angle F = 80^{\circ}$. Justify your answer.

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Given: $EF = 7.2\ cm$, $m\angle E = 110^{\circ}$ and $m\angle F = 80^{\circ}$.


To do: To examine whether $∆DEF$ can be constructed.


Solution: 

We know the angle sum property of a triangle which states that the sum of all angles in a triangle is always $180^{\circ}$.


So, $\angle E + \angle F + \angle D = 180^{\circ}$


$\Rightarrow 110^{\circ} + 80^{\circ} + \angle D = 180^{\circ}$


$\Rightarrow \angle D = -10^{\circ}$


Here we obtain a negative value for $\angle D$. So $\triangle DEF$ can't be constructed.

raja
Updated on 10-Oct-2022 13:35:31

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