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You are not logged in. #1 20051008 05:02:25
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! #2 20051008 06:07:48
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. #3 20051008 09:05:24
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" "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman 