# Notes Class 9 Mathematics Chapter 7 Triangles

Please refer to Triangles Class 9 Mathematics Notes and important questions below. The Class 9 Mathematics Chapter wise notes have been prepared based on the latest syllabus issued for the current academic year by CBSE. Students should revise these notes and go through important Class 9 Mathematics examination questions given below to obtain better marks in exams

## Triangles Class 9 Mathematics Notes and Questions

The below Class 9 Triangles notes have been designed by expert Mathematics teachers. These will help you a lot to understand all the important topics given in your NCERT Class 9 Mathematics textbook.

Refer to Chapter 7 Triangles Notes below which have been designed as per the latest syllabus issued by CBSE and will be very useful for upcoming examinations to help clear your concepts and get better marks in examinations.

1. Congruence of Triangles
2. Criteria for Congruence of Triangles
3. Some Properties of a Triangle
4. Inequalities in a Triangle
Triangle- A closed figure formed by three intersecting lines is called a triangle. A triangle has three sides, three angles and three vertices.
Congruent figures- Congruent means equal in all respects or figures whose shapes and sizes are both the same for example, two circles of the same radii are congruent. Also two squares of the same sides are congruent.
Congruent Triangles- two triangles are congruent if and only if one of them can be made to superpose on the other, so as to cover it exactly.
If two triangles ABC and PQR are congruent under the correspondence A«P,B«Q andC«R then symbolically, it is expressed as ΔABC = ΔPQR

In congruent triangles corresponding parts are equal and we write ‘CPCT’ for corresponding parts of congruent triangles.
SAS congruency rule – Two triangles are congruent if two sides and the included angle of one triangle are equal to the two sides and the included angle of the other triangle. For example:
ΔABC and ΔPQR as shown in the figure satisfy SAS congruent criterion.

ASA Congruence Rule- Two triangles are congruent if two angles and the included side of one triangle are equal to two angles and the included side of other triangle. For examples ΔABC and ΔDEF shown below satisfy ASA congruence criterion.

AAS Congruence Rule- Two triangle are congruent if any two pairs of angles and one pair of corresponding sides are equal for example ΔABC and ΔDEF shown below satisfy AAS congruence criterion.

AAS criterion for congruence of triangles is a particular case of ASA criterion.
• Isosceles Triangle- A triangle in which two sides are equal is called an isosceles triangle.
For example: ΔABC shown below is an isosceles triangle with AB=AC.

Angle opposite to equal sides of a triangle are equal.
Sides opposite to equal angles of a triangle are equal.
Each angle of an equilateral triangle is 60o .

SSS congruence Rule – If three sides of one triangle are equal to the three sides of another triangle then the two triangles are congruent for example ΔABC and ΔDEF as shown in the figure satisfy SSS congruence criterion.

RHS Congruence Rule- If in two right triangles the hypotenuse and one side of one triangle are equal to the hypotenuse and one side of the other triangle then the two triangle are congruent. For example: ΔDABC and ΔPQR shown below satisfy RHS congruence criterion.

RHS stands for right angle – Hypotenuse side.
A point equidistant from two given points lies on the perpendicular bisector of the line segment joining the two points and its converse.
A point equidistant from two intersecting lines lies on the bisectors of the angles formed by the two lines.
In a triangle, angle opposite to the longer side is larger (greater)
In a triangle, side opposite to the large (greater) angle is longer.
Sum of any two sides of a triangle is greater than the third side.