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Identifying Sides of a Right-Angled Triangle

In this worksheet, students label the sides of right-angled triangles as adjacent, opposite or hypotenuse.

'Identifying Sides of a Right-Angled Triangle' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Geometry and Measures

Curriculum subtopic:   Solve Right-Angled Triangle Problems

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Worksheet Overview

Trigonometric ratios can be used in right-angled triangles.

Before you choose the most appropriate trig ratio, you must be able to label the sides of a right-angled triangle correctly in relation to the angle.




Look at the triangle above.

The side opposite the right-angle is called the HYPOTENUSE.  It is the longest side.

The angle θº  is shown.

The side opposite the angle θº  is called the OPPOSITE side.

The side next to and touching the angle θº  is called the ADJACENT side.

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