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# Can you trisect a right angle?

Updated: 10/19/2022

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Yes and each of the 3 angles will be 30 degrees.

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### When you trisect a right angle you first construct what kind of triangle?

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.)

### What must you construct before you trisect a right angle?

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

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### What triangle do you need to construct in order to trisect a right angle?

An equilateral triangle.

### When you trisect an angle you divide it into how many equal pieces?

3. trisect means three

### If I have an answer to the trisect any angle geometry question how can I discover if I am right or wrong?

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.

### When you trisect an angle how many equal pieces do you cut it in to?

Three ! The answer is in the question !

### What happens when you trisect an angle?

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&deg;).

### To trisect a right angle you first construct an triangle?

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

### How to trisect an angle?

an angle cannot be trisected accurately by using geometrical methods.

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