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## NCERT Solutions for Class 7 Maths Chapter 10 Practical Geometry InText Questions

Question 1.

A student attempted to draw a triangle whose rough figure is given here. He drew QR first. Then with Q as centre, he drew an arc of 3 cm and with R as centre, he drew an arc of 2 cm. But he could not get R What is the reason? What property of triangle do you know in connection with this problem?

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Can such a triangle exist? (Remember the property of triangles ‘The sum of any two sides of a triangle is always greater than the third side’!)

Answer:

Such a triangle does not exist, because a triangle is possible only when the sum of the lengths of any two sides is greater than the third side. But here, 2 cm + 3 cm, i.e. 5 cm < 6 cm.

Question 2.

In ∆ABC if AB = 3 cm, AC = 5 cm and m∠C = 30°. Can we draw this triangle?

Answer:

We may draw AC = 5 cm and ∠C = 30°. CA is one arm of ∠C. But we observe that point B cannot be located uniquely. So, the given data is not sufficient for construction of ∆ABC.

Question 3.

In the example (see Page 201, NCERT Textbook), length of a side and measures of two angles were given. Now study the following problem:

In ∆ABC, if AC = 7 cm, m∠A = 60° and m∠B = 50°, can you draw the triangle? (Angle sum property of a triangle may help you!)

Answer:

We are given the line segment AC. ∠A is given but ∠C is not given. We can determine ∠C using angle-sum property.

∠C = 180° – (∠C + ∠A).

= 180° – (60° + 50°)

= 180° – 110° = 70°

Now, with the help of ∠C, we can construct the triangle.