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Right Angle

An Angle equal to half the Angle from one end of a line segment to the other. A right angle is $\pi/2$ radians or 90°. A Triangle containing a right angle is called a Right Triangle. However, a Triangle cannot contain more than one right angle, since the sum of the two right angles plus the third angle would exceed the 180° total possessed by a Triangle.

See also Acute Angle, Oblique Angle, Obtuse Angle, Right Triangle, Semicircle, Straight Angle, Thales' Theorem

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