#1
Ok I'm going over theorems and such and I have just about the dumbest assignment I've ever heard(it could just be me tho). I have to prove that a triangle has two right angles even though that isn't possible. As far as I know all angles in a triangle are 60 degrees so you could only have one right angle right? How can I prove something like that??? So it would be like a maximum of one right angle and a minimum of zero, I think.
#5
all angles in a triangle are 60 degrees? i think you might be thinking of equilateral triangles.

there should be no way to do that proof. I've seen proofs where you get things like 1=0 and you're like "buh?" but usually that means you've made a false assumption or havent taken into account an absolute value or anything.

so I wish you a fun night with that assignment.
#7
too much triangle in your sentence i cant understand
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Ok I'm going over theorems and such and I have just about the dumbest assignment I've ever heard(it could just be me tho). I have to prove that a triangle has two right angles even though that isn't possible. As far as I know all angles in a triangle are 60 degrees so you could only have one right angle right? How can I prove something like that??? So it would be like a maximum of one right angle and a minimum of zero, I think.


How about you write "It's impossible. Prove me wrong" on your paper.
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#9
Yes but of course it doesn't specify what kind of triangle it is or how many degrees each side is.
#10
The angles have to add up to 180, you can't say all the angles have to be 60, or all triangles would be equilateral, a falsity, but you are correct in saying a triangle can't possibly have more than one right angle....
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wow. thats really clever! but I wonder if that constitues a triangle? since it's more of a curved surface.
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then it's one big triangle comprised of two little triangles so one has one of the right angles while the other has the other one, could that be it?

That sounds about right. It's when two right triangles form an even larger triangle.

If it's one triangle alone, then no, it isn't possible. The angles of a triangle add to 180 degrees.
#14
1: You say it's the dumbest assignment ever, but you ask us for help.

2: It's not possible, as long as it's in a 2d environement.
#16
well if you draw an equilateral triangle, then draw a line down the middle, then you'll have 2 two right angles. but then again that would be considered splitting the triangle into 2 Right Triangles so it probably wouldn't count. other than that it's impossible.
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#17
Well I would assume I'm not the only person that has had to deal with this sort of baloney
and yes I know it's not possible that is my whole point.
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1: You say it's the dumbest assignment ever, but you ask us for help.

2: It's not possible, as long as it's in a 2d environement.


I think you mean euclidean environment.
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wow. thats really clever! but I wonder if that constitues a triangle? since it's more of a curved surface.


I agree.

leftylikejimi - Triangle Sum Theorem says the 3 angles of a triangle have to equal 180 degrees, if 2 angles are 90 degrees then it is already 180 plus the last angle measure. Impossible is the only answer.

Edit - Oh lawd SomebodySomeone you are correct
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#21
yeah I'm just going to write impossible on my paper and if he(teacher) doesn't like it I will punch him in the nose and walk right out of class.
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I think you mean euclidean environment.

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#24
tell the teacher youre not gonna do it because geometry is fu**ing stupid. i just happened to be stuck in the last geometry course in my school, it is going to be eliminated from the curriculum next year, what a waste of my time...
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#25
maybe possible in a different geometry, such as hyperbolic (and such as the spherical geometry as on earth pointed out earlier) but not in euclidean geometry (standard) (as far as i know)
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tell the teacher youre not gonna do it because geometry is fu**ing stupid. i just happened to be stuck in the last geometry course in my school, it is going to be eliminated from the curriculum next year, what a waste of my time...



Georgia is eliminating Geometry in the curriculum? How dumb is that state? (better, how dumb is your school?)
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#27
Fail.
Well, in all fairness, your teacher fails for not clearing this up. By saying that the angle has '2 right angles' they just mean 'prove that all the angles in a triangle add up to 180 degrees'.
Unless you're doing more non-Euclidean geometry, in which case just take a sphere and draw 2 perpendicular lines on the top then join them after a while.
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Georgia is eliminating Geometry in the curriculum? How dumb is that state? (better, how dumb is your school?)


idk if its state wide but its definately gone in my county. so is physical science. i had to take that last year and now im stuck in a biology class with a bunch of freshmen who never had to take physical science. wtf
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tell the teacher youre not gonna do it because geometry is fu**ing stupid. i just happened to be stuck in the last geometry course in my school, it is going to be eliminated from the curriculum next year, what a waste of my time...


I hope Georgians enjoy sucking in quantitative science for the rest of their lives.
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idk if its state wide but its definately gone in my county. so is physical science. i had to take that last year and now im stuck in a biology class with a bunch of freshmen who never had to take physical science. wtf


Physical Science and Geometry off the syllabus?
I'm actually speechless.
#31
this thread made me lol.

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