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

Mark44
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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.

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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SteamKing
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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.

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?"

SteamKing
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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?"
Yep.

Yep.