Names of Triangles and AnglesDate: 07/25/2001 at 11:19:59 From: Aaron Subject: Names of Triangles and Angles Dear Doctor Math, My teacher told me to find names of triangles other than equilateral and isosceles. What more can I find? Date: 07/25/2001 at 12:15:16 From: Doctor Peterson Subject: Re: Names of Triangles and Angles Hi, Aaron. In terms of the sides of a triangle, there are three cases: Equilateral: all three sides equal Isosceles: (at least) two sides equal Scalene: no sides equal In terms of the angles, there are also three cases: Right: one right angle, two acute Acute: three acute angles Obtuse: one obtuse, two acute angles Can you see why there are no other possibilities? You can find four of these six types of triangles illustrated in our FAQ on Formulas: http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/formulas/faq.triangle.html - Doctor Peterson, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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