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# Types of triangles review

Review ways to classify triangles based on their sides lengths and angles.  Practice classifying triangles.

## Classifying triangles by their angles

### Acute triangles

An start color #11accd, start text, a, c, u, t, e, end text, end color #11accd triangle has start color #11accd, start text, 3, space, a, n, g, l, e, s, space, t, h, a, t, end text, end color #11accd start color #11accd, start text, e, a, c, h, space, m, e, a, s, u, r, e, space, l, e, s, s, space, t, h, a, n, space, end text, 90, degrees, end color #11accd. Below are examples of start color #11accd, start text, a, c, u, t, e, space, t, r, i, a, n, g, l, e, s, end text, end color #11accd.
A triangle with angle measures of 44 degrees, 68 degrees, and 68 degrees. The degree labels for all 3 angles are highlighted.
A triangle with angle measures of 60 degrees, 60 degrees, and 60 degrees. The degree labels for all 3 angles are highlighted.

### Right triangles

A start color #7854ab, start text, r, i, g, h, t, end text, end color #7854ab triangle has start color #7854ab, start text, 1, space, a, n, g, l, e, space, t, h, a, t, space, m, e, a, s, u, r, e, s, space, end text, 90, degrees, end color #7854ab and 2 acute angles. Below are examples of start color #7854ab, start text, r, i, g, h, t, space, t, r, i, a, n, g, l, e, s, end text, end color #7854ab.
A triangle with angle measures of 90 degrees, 45 degrees, and 45 degrees. The 90 degrees angle label is highlighted.
A triangle with angle measures of 90 degrees, 54 degrees, and 36 degrees. The 90 degrees angle label is highlighted.

### Obtuse triangles

An start color #1fab54, start text, o, b, t, u, s, e, end text, end color #1fab54 triangle has start color #1fab54, start text, o, n, e, space, a, n, g, l, e, space, t, h, a, t, space, m, e, a, s, u, r, e, s, end text, end color #1fab54 start color #1fab54, start text, m, o, r, e, space, t, h, a, n, space, end text, 90, degrees, end color #1fab54 and 2 acute angles. Below are examples of start color #1fab54, start text, o, b, t, u, s, e, space, t, r, i, a, n, g, l, e, s, end text, end color #1fab54.
A triangle with angle measures of 118 degrees, 31 degrees, and 31 degrees. The 118 degrees angle label is highlighted.
A triangle with angle measures of 104 degrees, 42 degrees, and 34 degrees. The 104 degrees angle label is highlighted.
Want to learn more about classifying triangles? Check out this video.
Problem 1A
• Current
Classify triangle, P, Q, R by its angles.
A triangle PQR with angle measures of 112 degrees, 36 degrees, and 32 degrees.
Choose 1 answer:

Want to try more problems like this? Check out this exercise

## Classifying triangles by their side lengths

### Equilateral triangles

An start color #11accd, start text, e, q, u, i, l, a, t, e, r, a, l, end text, end color #11accd triangle has start color #11accd, start text, t, h, r, e, e, space, e, q, u, a, l, space, s, i, d, e, s, end text, end color #11accd. Below are examples of start color #11accd, start text, e, q, u, i, l, a, t, e, r, a, l, end text, end color #11accd triangles.
A triangle with side lengths of 10, 10, and 10 units.
A triangle with side lengths of 2, 2, and 2 units.

### Isosceles triangles

An start color #7854ab, start text, i, s, o, s, c, e, l, e, s, end text, end color #7854ab triangle has start color #7854ab, start underline, start text, a, t, space, l, e, a, s, t, end text, end underline, end color #7854ab start color #7854ab, start text, t, w, o, space, e, q, u, a, l, space, s, i, d, e, s, end text, end color #7854ab. Below are examples of start color #7854ab, start text, i, s, o, s, c, e, l, e, s, end text, end color #7854ab triangles.
A triangle with side lengths of 5, 5, and 4 units.
A triangle with side lengths of 5, 7, and 5 units.

### Scalene triangles

A start color #1fab54, start text, s, c, a, l, e, n, e, end text, end color #1fab54 triangle has start color #1fab54, start text, n, o, space, e, q, u, a, l, space, s, i, d, e, s, end text, end color #1fab54. Below are examples of start color #1fab54, start text, s, c, a, l, e, n, e, end text, end color #1fab54 triangles.
A triangle with side lengths of 6, 9, and 7 units.
A triangle with side lengths of 4, 7, and 5 units.
Problem 2A
• Current
Classify triangle, P, Q, R by its sides.
A triangle PQR. The angle at R has a box at its vertex connecting lines RP and RQ. Side RP is 5 units long, side RQ is 12 units long, and side PQ is 13 units long.
Choose all answers that apply:

Want to try more problems like this? Check out this exercise.

## Want to join the conversation?

• Why can't I go back to selecting? I got a wrong and I can't go back
(57 votes)
• It just won't let you.
(9 votes)
• why is the isosceles triangle and the equilateral both classified as each other
(39 votes)
• because an equilateral triangle is all equill sides and an isosceles triangle is two or more equill sides
(12 votes)
• Is their any more triangle practices?
(20 votes)
• No. You will have to do them over if you want extra practice.
(8 votes)
• Why are triangles used in math?
(14 votes)
• it is because it uses geometry
(2 votes)
• I don’t understand why an equilateral triangle is constantly being defined as and Isosceles triangle.
(7 votes)
• An equilateral triangle has 3 equal length sides. An isosceles triangle has at least 2 sides of the same length. Thus all equilateral triangles are also isosceles.
(20 votes)
• um whenever i double tap a question it ameatiatily says its wrong
(10 votes)
• dont double tap just tap and check
(6 votes)
• if all of the angels are acute but lenghths are different what is that?
(3 votes)
• its scalene
(5 votes)
• i got my one right but it said i got it worng
(8 votes)
• it said that a acute was like all the sides lower then 90* but the last one was over 90*
(8 votes)
• then it was obtuse
(5 votes)
• this was so easy ;-; >:(
(2 votes)
• ITS NOT IF YOUR ON AN IPAD! Sorry but you must drag the lines together and it’s really frustrating.
(11 votes)