30 60 90 Triangle

30 60 90 Triangle

The right triangle defined by the three angles: , and is a special triangle that has meaningful properties in mathematics.

General Form

The general form of the triangle, shown below, can be given in terms of , where measures the length of the opposite side of the triangle.

General form of 30-60-90 degree triangle

Radians System

The 30-60-90 triangle measured in radians has the following measurements:

Tau 12 Triangle

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Right Triangle
Right Triangle | Concept

A right triangle is a triangle where one of the three angles is a perpendicular angle. There are three sides of the right triangle: the adjacent, opposite, and hypotenuse sides.

Degrees
Degrees | Concept

Degrees are a unit of measure for angles. A full rotation is equal to 360 degrees. In the XY Cartesian Coordinate System, degrees are measured starting from the rightmost edge of the circle.

Radians
Radians | Concept

Radians are a unit that measure angle using the radius of a circle. One radian is equal to the amount of rotation required to travel the length of one radius along the circumference of the circle.