Right Triangle

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Lesson Objective

In this lesson, we will learn about right triangles (also called right-angled triangle)...

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About This Lesson

In this lesson, we will:

  • learn what are right triangles.
  • see some examples on identifying them.

The study tips and math video below will explain more.

right triangle example

Study Tips

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Tip #1

When one of the internal angle of a triangle is equals to 90°, this triangle can be called a right triangle. See the examples below:

examples of right triangles
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Tip #2

A right triangle can also be an isosceles triangle if the two sides that form the 90° angle are equal in length. See the picture below:

a right triangle can also be an isosceles triangle

Math Video

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Math Video Transcript

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In this lesson, we will learn about right-angled triangle (RT).

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For a triangle, to be called a RT, one of its internal angles must be 90 degrees.

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Now, let's move vertex 'A', and see what happens.

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Notice that, when the angle at vertex 'B' becomes 90 degrees, this triangle becomes a RT.

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Next, let's move this vertex, to the right.

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Here, we get another RT, when the angle at vertex 'A' is 90 degrees. Let's continue.

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Again, we get another RT, when the angle at vertex 'A' is 90 degrees.

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As we move vertex 'A' further to the right, the angle at vertex 'C' becomes 90 degrees.

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Therefore, we have another RT.

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Now, observe the different sizes of a RT, when we move the vertex 'A' and 'C' together.

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Let's see some examples.

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Is this a RT?

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Notice that, one of the internal angles is 90 degrees.

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Therefore, this is a RT.

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Next example, how about this triangle?

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Now, none of these angles are 90 degrees.

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Hence, this is not a RT.

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That is all for this lesson.

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