## triangular inequality [sides and area]

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Tahmid
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### triangular inequality [sides and area]

Prove that for any triangle $ABC$ with sides $a,b,c$ and area $A$,
$a^{2}+b^{2}+c^{2}\geq 4\sqrt{3}A$

Nirjhor
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### Re: triangular inequality [sides and area]

Weitzenbock's inequality has like more than ten/eleven different proofs. When I first confronted it, I instead found a stronger one which, surprisingly, is easier to prove.
For any $\triangle ABC$ with side lengths $a,b,c$ and area $\Delta$ we have $\displaystyle\sum_{\text{cyc}} a^2-\sum_{\text{cyc}}(b-c)^2\ge 4\sqrt 3\Delta$.
Set $x=b+c-a, ~y=c+a-b,~ z=a+b-c$. Then the left side factorizes as $xy+yz+zx$. And by Heron's formula $4\Delta=\sqrt{xyz(x+y+z)}$. So we have to prove that $xy+yz+zx\ge \sqrt{3xyz(x+y+z)}\Leftrightarrow (xy+yz+zx)^2\ge 3(xy\cdot yz+yz\cdot zx+zx\cdot xy)$ which is trivial. Equality at equilateral triangle.
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sowmitra
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### Re: triangular inequality [sides and area]

This was also set as Problem No. 2 in the 1961 IMO. "Rhythm is mathematics of the sub-conscious."
Some-Angle Related Problems;

Tahmid
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### Re: triangular inequality [sides and area]

my solution is same as nirjhor yeah sowmitra vaia this is IMO 1961/2 