All You Need to Know About Angles
So what's our angle? We want to help you learn about angles. Really—that's it. Shmoop has distilled our angle knowledge into a short video that will have viewers tossing around words like "acute" and "reflex" in no time. So if you're looking for an introduction to the world of angles that is anything but obtuse, you've come to the right place.
That’s “acute angle” with an “A” at the beginning,
These angles have less than ninety degrees, and it’s one of the five different types
of angles… …or six if you count pro wrestler Kurt Angle.
In fact, we’re a little nervous about not counting him.
A right angle is an angle that’s exactly ninety degrees…
…which means it is formed when two straight lines meet in a perpendicular fashion…
…or when some yoga master bends in a really zany way.
An obtuse angle is an angle that is between ninety and one hundred and eighty degrees.
A reflex angle is an angle greater than one hundred and eighty degrees, which makes it
the greatest of all angles. Not that it needs a bigger head.
The final type of angle hides in plain sight – it’s sorta the chameleon of the angle
world. Take a gander at this image, and tell us where
the angle is. We’re waiting. You give? It’s right here.
It might look like a plain old line, but it’s technically a “straight angle.”
Be careful when handling one – those straight edges will getcha.
A straight angle can only be exactly one hundred and eighty degrees…
…or, in other words, what we call “a line” here at Shmoop.
So why do you need to know all these guys? Knowledge of angles can help you get dozens
of awesome jobs in fields such as engineering, construction, real estate, and architecture.
It will also help you build the most technically perfect paper footballs.