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#1 2009-01-19 02:31:03

ganesh
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Request ; A rigorous proof:

If the perimeter of two right angled triangles are equal, the two triangles are congruent.
Can this be proved?
Or is the statement false, if that be the case, can it be proved that it is false?
I have a proof in my mind, which I arrived at after much thinking.
I shall post what I think soon. Maybe after a couple of posts.
Your views please.


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#2 2009-01-19 02:53:36

mathsyperson
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Re: Request ; A rigorous proof:

This is false unless I'm misinterpreting something.
One counterexample would be 15-20-25 and 10-24-26.


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#3 2009-01-20 04:24:35

ganesh
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Re: Request ; A rigorous proof:

Thanks for the counterexample, mathsyperson.
I wanted to get a confirmation of my view.


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