# GSEB Solutions Class 6 Maths Chapter 5 Understanding Elementary Shapes Ex 5.6

Gujarat BoardĀ GSEB Textbook Solutions Class 6 Maths Chapter 5 Understanding Elementary Shapes Ex 5.6 Textbook Questions and Answers.

## Gujarat Board Textbook Solutions Class 6 Maths Chapter 5 Understanding Elementary Shapes Ex 5.6

Question 1.
Name the type of following triangles:
(a) Triangle with lengths of sides 7 cm, 8 cm and 9 cm.
(b) āABC with AB = 8.7 cm, AC = 7 cm and BC = 6 cm.
(c) āPQR such that PQ = QR = PR = 5 cm.
(d) āDEF with m$$\angle D$$ 90Ā°
(e) āXYZ with m$$\angle Y$$ = 90Ā° and XY = YZ.
(f) āLMN with m$$\angle L$$ = 30Ā°, m$$\angle M$$ = 70Ā° and m$$\angle N$$ = 80Ā°.
Solution:
(a) Since, 7 cm ā  8 cm ā  9 cm
i.e. all the sides are unequal The triangle is a scalene triangle.

(b) Since, AB ā  BC ā  AC
i.e. all the sides are unequal.
āABC is a scalene triangle.

(c) Since, PQ ā  QR ā  PR
i.e. all the sides are equal
āPQR is an equilateral triangle.

(d) Since m$$\angle D$$ = 90Ā°
āDEF is a right angled triangle.

(e) Since, m$$\angle Y$$ = 90Ā° and XY = YZ
i.e. two sides of the triangle are equal.
āXYZ is an isosceles right triangle.

(f) Since m$$\angle L$$ = 30Ā°, m$$\angle M$$ = 70Ā°, m$$\angle N$$ = 80Ā°
i.e. all the angles of āLMN are acute.
āLMN is an acute angled triangle.

Question 2.
Mach the following:

Solution:

Question 3.
Name each of the following triangles in two different ways: (you may judge the nature of the angle by observation)

Solution:

Question 4.
Try to construct triangles using matchsticks. Some are shown here. Can you make a triangle with

(a) 3 matchsticks?
(b) 4 matchsticks?
(c) 5 matchsticks?
(d) 6 matchsticks?
(Remember you have to use all the available matchsticks in each case)
Name the type of triangle in each case. If you cannot make a triangle, think of reasons for it.
Solution:
(a) Yes, we can make an equilateral triangle with 3 matchsticks as shown in the figure.

(b) No, we cannot make a triangle, using 4 matchsticks. [ The sum of any two sides must be greater than the third, which is not possible here.]

(c) Yes, an isosceles triangle can be made using 5 matchsticks, as shown in the figure.

(d) Yes, an equilateral triangle can be made using 6 matchsticks as shown in the figure: