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Posted: Mar 8, 1996 5:00 AM
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y do we call a 90x angle "right"?

It is my understanding that the word "right" in this context is derived from
the root "rect."

This gives us "erect" meaning perpendicular (at a right angle) to the
The root "rect" is also used in the word "rectangle" meaning right angled.

Joan Indusi
AMD Middle School
Ossining, NY

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