Plane Figures  - Triangle
Oblique or Scalene Triangle
      Properties and rules
      Perpendicular bisectors, triangles circumcenter
      Angle bisectors, the center of the triangle’s incircle
      The median, the centroid of a triangle
      The altitude of a triangle, orthocenter
      Triangle formulas
      Similarity and congruence of triangles use
Oblique or Scalene Triangle
Properties and rules
The sum of the angles of a triangle is a + b + g = 180°.
Any side of a triangle is shorter than the sum of other two sides.
A perpendicular bisector of a triangle is a straight line passing through the midpoint of a side and being perpendicular to it.
The perpendicular bisectors of the sides of any triangle are concurrent (all pass through the same point). 
The perpendicular bisectors intersect in the triangle's circumcenter.
The triangle's circumcenter is the center of the circumcircle which circumscribes given triangle passing through all its vertices.
Acute triangles' circumcenter falls inside the triangle. Obtuse triangles' circumcenter falls outside the triangle.
An angle bisector is a straight line through a vertex of a triangle that divides the angle into two equal parts. 
The three angle bisectors intersect in a single point called the incenter, the center of the triangle's incircle.
Incircle is a circle inscribed in a triangle so that each of the sides of the triangle is a tangent, of which the radius is inradius, therefore the radius is perpendicular from the incenter to any side.
Median and centroid
The median of a triangle is a straight line through a vertex and the midpoint of the opposite side, and divides the triangle into two equal areas.
The medians intersect at the triangle's centroid.
The centroid cuts every median in the ratio 2 : 1 from a vertex to the midpoint of the opposite side.
Altitude and orthocenter
The altitude of a triangle is a straight line through a vertex and perpendicular to the opposite side.
The altitudes intersect in the orthocenter of the triangle. See the picture above.
Triangle formulas
Meaning of symbols used in the above pictures and in the triangle formulas are: h -altitude,  m -median,         t -angle bisector, r -radius of the incircle, R -radius of the circumcircle, A -area, P -perimeter, s -semiperimeter.
Similarity and congruence of triangles use
Two triangles (or two plane figures) are similar if they have corresponding angles equal a = a',  b = b',  g = g', hence corresponding pairs of sides in proportion.
If k is the ratio of sides of two similar triangles, then  a' = kab' = kbc' = kc,
hence P' = kP
and A' = k2A
Example:  Given triangle ABC is divided by the angle a bisector into two triangles ABD and ADC, as is shown in the picture.
By use of the similarity it can be shown that
Proof:  Through the point D drawn is the line segment DE parallel to the side c, hence the triangles, ABC and  EDC are similar. Therefore
Example:  Find the value of x of the triangle shown in the picture.
Two triangles are congruent if they have identical size and shape so that they can be exactly superimposed.
Thus, two triangles are congruent:
a) if a pair of corresponding sides and the included angle are equal,
b) if their corresponding sides are equal,
c) if a pair of corresponding angles and the included side are equal.
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