Types of Triangles - Lessons

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Introduction

This page contains the list of lessons on types of triangles. It also gives you a quick introduction on triangles. Each lesson consists of a math video, study tips and practice questions.

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Lesson Description

A triangle is a polygon with three vertices and three sides (edges). It has three internal angles. When we add all the internal angles together, we will definitely get 180°.

The video below will give you a quick introduction to the following types of triangles:

  • Acute triangle
  • Right triangle
  • Obtuse triangle
  • Isosceles triangle
  • Equilateral triangle
  • Scalene triangle

You can learn more about these triangles in the lessons below.

a triangle has 3 vertices and 3 sides
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Math Video Transcript

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This video is an introduction to types of triangles.

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A triangle is a polygon, with 3 vertices, and 3 sides.

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Now, let's have a quick look, at the different triangles.

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We will learn the details in the upcoming lessons.

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Now, if we classify triangles by internal angles, this triangle will be an acute triangle.

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Now, when I move this vertex to the left, we can see that this triangle becomes a right triangle, when the angle at vertex B is 90 degrees.

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As we move vertex 'A' further to the left, this triangle becomes an obtuse triangle.

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Now, let's classify triangles, by relative lengths of sides.

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Let's move this vertex. When this triangle has 2 sides of equal length, it is called an isosceles triangle.

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Next, if all the sides of the triangle have the same length, it is an equilateral triangle.

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Let's move the vertex 'A' around. Alright, if none of the sides of the triangle have the same length, it is called a 'scalene' triangle.

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That is all for the introduction. The lessons below will explain these triangles in detail.

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