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# Need math homework help, please!

My son is trying to do his homework. I suck at math, so I do not understand this question at all to be able to help him. Can someone help me? Here it is:

Matt drew a diagram of a triangular garden in which one angle was greater than a right angle. How would you classify this shape?

To me, the answer is triangle, but somehow I just know that isn't what they want.

Asked by tropicalmama at 4:17 PM on Oct. 13, 2009 in

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• It's an obtuse triangle, since one angle is greater than 90 degrees.

Answer by my2.5boys at 4:23 PM on Oct. 13, 2009

• obtuse....google triangle shapes....found lots of good stuff there

Answer by 3gigglemonsters at 4:23 PM on Oct. 13, 2009

• there 3 types of triangles

right
isosceles
scalene

to make sure he learns this, ask his to look up and record the definitions for each triangle. That will help him answer the question.

Answer by ecodani at 4:24 PM on Oct. 13, 2009

• Thank you so much, ladies!! I was horrible at this stuff when I was in school, and it's been too many years since I did it. LOL

Answer by tropicalmama at 4:31 PM on Oct. 13, 2009

• and obtuse! Geez! pregnancy really does make one forgetful.

Answer by ecodani at 4:31 PM on Oct. 13, 2009

• Obtouse triangle. You can also go to www.math.com for math help. It is an awesome site.

Answer by tyfry7496 at 3:30 PM on Oct. 15, 2009

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