What does an isosceles triangle look like?
Triangles are three-sided enclosed polygons and they are classified as equilateral, isosceles, or scalene, based on the length of their sides.
Answer: In a triangle, if any two sides are of equal length, it is considered to be an isosceles triangle.
Let us understand how does an isosceles triangle look like.
Isosceles triangles are those triangles that have two sides of equal measure, while the third one is of different measure.
- In an isosceles triangle, the altitude from the apex angle (perpendicular) bisects the base and the apex angle.
- The base angles of an isosceles triangle measure the same.
- In a right isosceles triangle, the equal sides form the right angle. In other words, any triangle with angles as 90°, 45°, 45° is a right isosceles triangle.
Thus, if any two sides in a triangle are of equal length, then it is considered to be an isosceles triangle.