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For example, Pythagorean triples (such as 3, 4 and 5), represent right triangles whose three vertices are all integer distances apart.
—Quanta Magazine, 1 Apr. 2024
Billiard tables shaped like acute and right triangles have periodic trajectories.
—Quanta Magazine, 15 Feb. 2024
In the early 1990s, Fred Holt at the University of Washington and Gregory Galperin and his collaborators at Moscow State University independently showed that every right triangle has periodic orbits.
—Quanta Magazine, 15 Feb. 2024
The space is also composed of simple geometric forms: two terraces and a patio are shaped like half circles, and rooms in one wing end on the 45degree angles of right triangles, giving pointed views.
—Adriane Quinlan, Curbed, 22 Aug. 2023
Leo’s hindquarters are marked by a right triangle, whose eastern apex is marked by the star Denebola.
—Geoff Chester, Washington Post, 1 June 2023
These functions, such as the sine and cosine, are defined using right triangles.
—Leila Sloman, Scientific American, 10 Apr. 2023
Simply stated as a2 + b2 = c2, the theorem posits that the sum of the two shortest sides of a right triangle (a2 and b2) is equal to that triangle’s longest side (c2).
—Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, 31 Mar. 2023
In this equation, a, b and c represent the lengths of the three sides of a right triangle, a triangle with a 90degree angle between two of its sides.
—Leila Sloman, Scientific American, 10 Apr. 2023
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Word History
First Known Use
1675, in the meaning defined above
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“Right triangle.” MerriamWebster.com Dictionary, MerriamWebster, https://www.merriamwebster.com/dictionary/right%20triangle. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.
Kids Definition
right triangle
noun
: a triangle having a right angle
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