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Obtuse and Oblique

Date: 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,

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.


100 degrees is both obtuse *and* oblique
 80 degress is *only* oblique
 90 degrees is neither.

I hope this clears it up..

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