Very simple Trig question about adjacent sides

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What is the adjacent side to an angle at 90 degrees? Aren't two sides adjacent to it?
 

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What is the adjacent side to an angle at 90 degrees? Aren't two sides adjacent to it?
Yes, but the usual context is that we're interested in one of the acute angles in a right triangle, not the right angle.
 
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Yes, but the usual context is that we're interested in one of the acute angles in a right triangle, not the right angle.
Thank you.
 
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What is the adjacent side to an angle at 90 degrees? Aren't two sides adjacent to it?
There's two adjacent sides to every angle.
 
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There's two adjacent sides to every angle.
Lol, well yes, but what I meant to say was, and what I think was implied was, "Aren't there two adjacent sides, neither of which are the hypotenuse?"
 
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Lol, well yes, but what I meant to say was, and what I think was implied was, "Aren't there two adjacent sides, neither of which are the hypotenuse?"
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What is the adjacent side to an angle at 90 degrees? Aren't two sides adjacent to it?

Consider what happens if you start with an angle less than 90 and then increase it so that it approaches 90.
 

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