19 terms

Unit 3: Triangles

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vertex
The point where both rays (sides) of an angle meet.
equilateral triangle
A triangle in which all sides are the same length and all angles are the same size.
right triangle
A triangle that has a right angle. (90 degree angle)
obtuse triangle
A triangle in which one angle is larger than 90 degrees.
acute triangle
A triangle in which all three angles are less than 90 degrees.
isosceles triangle
A triangle in which two sides are the same length and the two base angles have the same measure.
scalene triangle
A triangle in which no two sides are of the same length.
hypotenuse
The longest side of a right triangle, opposite the right angle.
leg (right triangle)
The two sides of a right triangle that form the right angle.
base
The third side of an isosceles triangle, it may not be congruent to the other two sides.
leg (isosceles triangle)
The two sides of an isosceles triangle that are congruent.
equiangular triangle
A triangle in which the three angles are congruent.