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# Does a rectangle and a triangle have special names?

Updated: 12/20/2022

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12y ago

rectangle is the "special name" of a shape with 4 corners (square). triangles are split in 3 groups.

right triangle, one corner is 90 degrees

equilateral triangle, every corner is 60 degrees

isosceles triangle, two sides have the same length

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