Obtuse and ObliqueDate: 7/29/96 at 21:43:20 From: Kevin J Hackett Subject: Obtuse and Oblique Dr. Math, Are the terms "obtuse" and "oblique" interchangeable? Thank you for your answer, Kevin Date: 7/30/96 at 9:35:29 From: Doctor Paul Subject: Re: Obtuse and Oblique No! An Obtuse angle is one that is greater than 90 degrees. An oblique angle is one that is not 90 degrees. Example: 100 degrees is both obtuse *and* oblique 80 degress is *only* oblique 90 degrees is neither. I hope this clears it up.. -Doctor Paul, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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