The equilateral triangle is a triangle that all its sides have the same length.

This also implies that all its angles are equal, that is, each angle measures $60°$ degrees (remember that the sum of the angles of a triangle is $180°$ degrees and, therefore, these $180°$ degrees are divided equally by the three angles).

Recall that within a triangle there are what are called remarkable lines, which are the heights, medians, perpendicular bisectors and bisectors, these lines intersect at the so-called remarkable points (orthocenter, barycenter, circumcenter and incenter respectively).

In an equilateral triangle, the remarkable lines coincide.

In an equilateral triangle, the remarkable points coincide at the same point.

Recall that triangles can be classified according to the measure of their interior angles. Within this classification we find the acute triangles which are characterized by having all its acute angles (less than $90°$ degrees).

Since an equilateral triangle has all its interior angles equal to $60°$ degrees, it is also an acute triangle.

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The perimeter of the triangle is equal to $33 cm$. What is the value of $X$?

Solution:

Since we are given an equilateral triangle whose perimeter is $33 cm$, all we have to do is divide the circumference by 3 and we get the side measure $X$.

$33:3=11$

Answer: $11$

Check your understanding

Question 1

Is the triangle in the drawing an acute-angled triangle?

Ejemplos y ejercicios con soluciones de triángulo equilátero

Exercise #1

What kind of triangle is given in the drawing?

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Step-by-Step Solution

As all the angles of a triangle are less than 90° and the sum of the angles of a triangle equals 180°:

$70+70+40=180$

The triangle is isosceles.

Answer

Isosceles triangle

Exercise #2

Which kind of triangle is given in the drawing?

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As we know that sides AB, BC, and CA are all equal to 6,

All are equal to each other and, therefore, the triangle is equilateral.

Answer

Equilateral triangle

Exercise #3

What kid of triangle is the following

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Given that in an obtuse triangle it is enough for one of the angles to be greater than 90°, and in the given triangle we have an angle C greater than 90°,

$C=107$

Furthermore, the sum of the angles of the given triangle is 180 degrees so it is indeed a triangle:

$107+34+39=180$

The triangle is obtuse.

Answer

Obtuse Triangle

Exercise #4

What kind of triangle is given in the drawing?

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Given that sides AB and AC are both equal to 9, which means that the legs of the triangle are equal and the base BC is equal to 5,

Therefore, the triangle is isosceles.

Answer

Isosceles triangle

Exercise #5

What kind of triangle is given here?

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Since none of the sides have the same length, it is a scalene triangle.

Answer

Scalene triangle

Questions on the subject

What is an equilateral triangle for children?

It is a geometric figure formed by three equal sides.

Why is the triangle equilateral?

Because its three sides have the same length.

What are the angles of an equilateral triangle?

In an equilateral triangle its interior angles are acute and these measure $60°$ degrees each.

What is an equilateral, isosceles and scalene triangle?

They are geometric figures with three sides, the first one is characterized by having all its sides equal, the second one by having two equal sides and the third one by not having any equal side.

What is another name for the equilateral triangle?