<![CDATA[Math Is Fun Forum / The square in the right angle symbol...]]>2005-10-09T13:52:45ZFluxBBhttp://www.mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic.php?id=1700<![CDATA[Re: The square in the right angle symbol...]]>i think there is no name for that]]>http://www.mathisfunforum.com/profile.php?id=9542005-10-09T13:52:45Zhttp://www.mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic.php?pid=15334#p15334<![CDATA[Re: The square in the right angle symbol...]]>I have searched through some dictionaries, and not found any name for the right angle symbol. Perhaps its name is "right angle symbol"

And kyle, I am fascinated by the name "catets" - it does not occur in English, but some spanish (and portuguese?) websites seem to indicate it means the two sides that are not the hypotenuse - is that right?

]]>http://www.mathisfunforum.com/profile.php?id=22005-10-07T23:05:24Zhttp://www.mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic.php?pid=15236#p15236<![CDATA[Re: The square in the right angle symbol...]]>the square is there to show that the catets are perpendicular...since we know that all the edges in a square are perpendicular.]]>http://www.mathisfunforum.com/profile.php?id=8952005-10-07T20:07:48Zhttp://www.mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic.php?pid=15212#p15212<![CDATA[The square in the right angle symbol...]]>What is the name / is there a name for the square in the right angle symbol? My geometry teacher did not know and would give extra credit to anyone who finds out. I have been looking everywhere for its name but its never said. If you know, please tell me what it is!