Acute Triangle

Pronunciation: /əˈkjut ˈtraɪˌæŋ.gəl/ Explain

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An acute triangle is a triangle where all of the angles are acute angles.[2] An acute angle is an angle with a measure of less than 90° (π/2 radians). Since all triangles that do not have a right angle are scalene triangles, all acute triangles are also acute scalene triangles.


  1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, acute triangle. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 10. 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.D. F.R.S.. Hodges, Figgis & Co., . 1890. Last Accessed 6/12/2018. Buy the book
  3. Le Clerc, Sébastien; Nattes, John Claude; . Nattes's practical geometry, or, Introduction to perspective. pg 11. Translated by Pyne, W. H.. W. Miller. 1890. Last Accessed 6/12/2018. Buy the book

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