scalene triangle


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scalene triangle

[′skā‚lēn ′trī‚aŋ·gəl]
(mathematics)
A triangle where no two angles are equal.
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The design procedure consists in making the proposed radiator area equal (in this case, let us assume that each triangle represents 1/3 of the total area of the radiator; thus the radiator area is the contribution of areas given by two isosceles triangles and one scalene triangle) with the cylindrical monopole area (given by 2[pi][r.sub.d]l).
Secondly, it is seen that the shape obtained is a rectangle whose base is half the base length of the scalene triangle, while its height is half the altitude of the scalene triangle.
They may also believe that if an isosceles triangle (with exactly two equal angles and two equal sides) is "tipped on its side," it is no longer a triangle; or they may believe that a scalene triangle (with three different angles and three different side lengths) is not a triangle because "it doesn't look right." Their understanding of geometry is based on physical appearance--what a triangle "looks like."
It is worth noting that a bonsai presents the form of a scalene triangle, with the apex at the crown of the tree.
The basic asymmetrical designs are right triangle and scalene triangle.