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The general rule/condition for a valid triangle is that the longest side should be less than the sum of the two other sides:

longestSide < sumOfOtherSides (1)

For example, if you have A, B, and C, where B is the longest side, then the condition B < (A+C) is true for a valid triangle, and false otherwise.

Now, the sum of all the sides of the triangle is (A+B+C). Given B is the longest side, if you want to get the sum of other sides, you have to remove B from the sum of all sides, thus (A+C) = (A+B+C) - (B) or in other words:

sumOfOtherSides = sumOfAllSides - longestSide (2)

With this in mind, the first inequation (1) can now be written as :

longestSide < sumOfAllSides - longestSide

which is equivalent to

longestSide + longestSide < sumOfAllSides

or

2 * longestSide < sumOfAllSides (3)

So, a triangle is valid if and only if inequation (3) is true. If (3) is false, then we have 2 * longestSide >= sumOfAllSides. In MySQL and Oracle SQL, the GREATEST() function returns the greatest value of the guiven arguments. Hence, you have longestSide = GREATEST(A, B, C).

Everything above put together, the final formula to check if a triangle is NOT valid is :

## Type of Triangle

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The general rule/condition for a valid triangle is that the longest side should be less than the sum of the two other sides:

`longestSide < sumOfOtherSides`

(1)For example, if you have A, B, and C, where B is the longest side, then the condition

`B < (A+C)`

is true for a valid triangle, and false otherwise.Now, the sum of all the sides of the triangle is

`(A+B+C)`

. Given B is the longest side, if you want to get the sum of other sides, you have to remove B from the sum of all sides, thus`(A+C) = (A+B+C) - (B)`

or in other words:`sumOfOtherSides = sumOfAllSides - longestSide`

(2)With this in mind, the first inequation (1) can now be written as :

`longestSide < sumOfAllSides - longestSide`

which is equivalent to

`longestSide + longestSide < sumOfAllSides`

or

`2 * longestSide < sumOfAllSides`

(3)So, a triangle is valid if and only if inequation (3) is true. If (3) is false, then we have

`2 * longestSide >= sumOfAllSides`

. In MySQL and Oracle SQL, the`GREATEST()`

function returns the greatest value of the guiven arguments. Hence, you have`longestSide = GREATEST(A, B, C)`

.Everything above put together, the final formula to check if a triangle is NOT valid is :

`2 * GREATEST(A, B, C) >= (A + B + C)`

Hope my explanation was clear and detailed!

Thank you for sharing this information.