Q: Can you trisect a right angle?

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An equilateral triangle on on of the arms of the right angle.

3. trisect means three

Three ! The answer is in the question !

You get three angles that are each one third of the original angle. Note that it is impossible to give a general procedure to trisect any angle by using compasses and straight edge alone. There are special cases which are possible, eg a right angle (90°).

Yes and the trisections will form 4 angles of 22.5

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To trisect a right angle form an equilateral triangle with one vertex at the right angle and then bisect that angle of the equilateral triangle. (It is impossible to trisect a general angle using only compass and straight edge - the right angle is a specific exception.)

An equilateral triangle on on of the arms of the right angle.

Right

An equilateral triangle.

3. trisect means three

First things first, the actual statement isn't "you can't trisect an angle" but rather "you can't trisect one with only a compass and straightedge." Some angles can be easily trisected--a 90-degree angle trisects into 30-degree segments-but to do it you need a protractor. Anyway, to check your work measure the angle you trisected and divide by three. If your trisections match, you got it right.

Three ! The answer is in the question !

You get three angles that are each one third of the original angle. Note that it is impossible to give a general procedure to trisect any angle by using compasses and straight edge alone. There are special cases which are possible, eg a right angle (90°).

equilateral * * * * * * * No its right. Apex is stupid in ways no one can explain so yeah...

an angle cannot be trisected accurately by using geometrical methods.

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