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Geometric Interpretation of Inequality


Date: 8/23/96 at 4:59:13
From: Anonymous
Subject: Complex Triangle Inequality

If z1 and z2 are complex numbers, interpret geometrically the 
inequality
  
   | z1 + z2 | < | z1 |  +  | z2 |.


Date: 8/23/96 at 8:20:3
From: Doctor Anthony
Subject: Re: Complex Triangle Inequality

The inequality at the start of the question is the triangle 
inequality, i.e. any two sides of a triangle are together greater than 
the third side.

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Associated Topics:
High School Geometry
High School Imaginary/Complex Numbers
High School Triangles and Other Polygons

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