Obtuse Triangle

Pronunciation: /əbˈtus ˈtraɪˌæŋ.gəl/ Explain

obtuse triangle
Figure 1: Obtuse triangle

An obtuse triangle is a triangle where one of the angles is an obtuse angle.[1] An obtuse angle is an angle with a measure of more than 90° (π radians). See figure 1. Since all triangles that do not have a right angle are scalene triangles, all obtuse triangles are also obtuse scalene triangles.

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  1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, obtuse triangle. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 129. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book
  2. Casey, John, LL.D., F.R.S.. The First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid. pg 8. Translated by Casey, John, LL. www.archive.org. D. F.R.S.. Hodges, Figgis & Co.. 1890. Last Accessed 9/5/2018. http://www.archive.org/stream/firstsixbooksofe00caseuoft#page/8/mode/1up/search/obtuse. Buy the book

More Information

  • McAdams, David E.. Obtuse Angle. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 3/12/2009. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/o/obtuseangle.html.

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McAdams, David E. Obtuse Triangle. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/o/obtusetriangle.html.

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12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)
9/5/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup. (McAdams, David E.)
12/21/2009: Added "References". (McAdams, David E.)
8/26/2008: Revised references to 'scalene' and revised 'More Information'. (McAdams, David E.)
7/12/2007: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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