# Which of the following statements are true (T) and which are false (F):

Question:

Which of the following statements are true (T) and which are false (F):

(i) Sides opposite to equal angles of a triangle may be unequal.

(ii) Angles opposite to equal sides of a triangle are equal

(iii) The measure of each angle of an equilateral triangle is 60

(iv) If the altitude from one vertex of a triangle bisects the opposite side, then the triangle may be isosceles.

(v) The bisectors of two equal angles of a triangle are equal.

(vi) If the bisector of the vertical angle of a triangle bisects the base, then the triangle may be isosceles.

(vii) The two altitudes corresponding to two equal sides of a triangle need not be equal.

(viii) If any two sides of a right triangle are respectively equal to two sides of other right triangle, then the two triangles are congruent.

(ix) Two right-angled triangles are congruent if hypotenuse and a side of one triangle are respectively equal to the hypotenuse and a side of the other triangle.

Solution:

(i) False (F)

Reason: Sides opposite to equal angles of a triangle are equal

(ii) True (F)

Reason: Since the sides are equal, the corresponding opposite angles must be equal

(iii) True (T)

Reason: Since all the three angles of equilateral triangles are equal and sum of the three angles is 180 , each angle will be equal to 180∘3=60∘

(iv) False (F)

Reason: Here the altitude from the vertex is also the perpendicular bisector of the opposite side.

The triangle must be isosceles and may be an equilateral triangle.

(v) True (T)

Reason: Since it an isosceles triangle, the lengths of bisectors of the two equal angles are equal

(vi) False (F)

Reason: The angular bisector of the vertex angle is also a median

⟹ The triangle must be an isosceles and also may be an equilateral triangle.

(vii) False (F)

Reason: Since two sides are equal, the triangle is an isosceles triangle. The two altitudes corresponding to two equal sides must be equal.

(viii) False (F)

Reason: The two right triangles may or may not be congruent

(ix) True (T)

Reason: According to RHS congruence criterion the given statement is true.