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## right triangle

[′rīt ′trī‚aŋ·gəl]
(mathematics)
A triangle one of whose angles is a right angle.
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Note that the right triangle case ([angle]OBA = [pi]/2) is considered as a special example of this case.
Let's consider a right triangle with one of its legs along the motion direction (Fig.
At t = 0, the currents on the first and second right triangles of the Spidron fractal slot rise and their vector sum points from the upper right corner to the lower left corner.
In this paper, the intensive experiments indicate that when the shape of the sub-region is isosceles right triangle or square, the localization result is better.
Creating these three right triangles (where the hypotenuses correlates with the bridle legs) is a very important step.
The empirical character of the Egyptian's geometry is well exemplified in their procedure to draw a right triangle in the ground which was clearly essential for the building of temples and pyramids.
That is, while they visually noticed that the 12" by 3" rectangle was composed of two 6" by 3" rectangles without physically trying to put together the smaller pieces, neither of the children could figure out how two isosceles right triangles made a 3" by 3" square.
Everyone said that there were at least two groups: a group of isosceles triangles and a group of right triangles.
This volume provides a source for the math needed to understand the emergence and evolution of five contemporary problems whose development can be traced through elementary, high school, college, and university level math: the four numbers problem, rational right triangles, lattice point geometry, rational approximation, and dissection.
To make the braces, cut 8 isosceles right triangles with 10 1/2-inch legs from the 3/4-inch plywood stock.
There were no right triangles in the current figure and so auxiliary lines should be constructed to form right triangles.
Now, as some students will point out (or as may easily be illustrated in diagrams) not all triangles are right triangles.

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