In geometry, when two rays meet each other at a common point, they form an angle. The point of meeting of the two rays is known as the vertex.

Angles are measured in degrees (symbol: °)

Some common types of angles are acute angles, right angles, and obtuse angles.

## Right angle

When two straight lines intersect each other at 90˚ or are perpendicular to each other at the intersection, they form the right angle. A right angle is represented by the symbol ∟.

The given image shows various formations of the right angle.

We can find the right angles in shapes.

A square or rectangle has four corners with right angles.

**Examples** of right angles are all around us. We can see right angles in the corners of a room, book, cube, windows and at several other places.

A vertical and a horizontal line makes the most common right angles. However, diagonal lines intersecting each other also form right angles. If you draw the diagonals of a square, a rhombus or a kite, the angle at the intersection is 90 degrees and is, therefore, a right angle.

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## How to Draw a Right Angle Using A Protractor?

- Start by drawing a horizontal line.

- Now place the protractor on the horizontal line.

- Measure 90˚ and mark it with a point.

- Now using a scale, draw a straight line from this point to the horizontal line.

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## Fun Facts

- All right angles are the same.
- All right angles correspond to a quarter of a complete turn.
- All triangles with one angle right are called right-angled triangles.

## Solved Examples

**Find the number of right angles in the figure shown below.**

**Solution:** The above figure is a rectangle. The number of right angles in the above figure is 4. Each side in the figure meets the adjacent side at 90°.

**If the two lines PQ and RS are perpendicular, what is the measure of****∠SOT****?**

**Solution:**

** **Since, line PQ ⟂ line RS,** ****m∠SOQ=90°**

Moreover,** ****m∠SOQ=m∠QOT+m∠SOT**

**90°=30°+m∠SOT**

Therefore,** ****m∠SOT=90°-30°=60°**

**How many right angles are there in the given figure?**

**Solution:**

The given figure shows 3 right angles and 2 obtuse angles.

## Practice Problems

## Right Angle

### How many right angles are there in a square?

Explanation: A square contains 4 angles, and all of them measure 90°.

### How many right angles are present in the given figure?

Explanation: The given figure shows a quadrilateral with two right angles.

### A right-angled triangle has one angle measuring 90°. What is the sum of the measures of the other two angles?

Explanation: The three interior angles of any triangle add up to 180°. Since one of the interior angle in a right-angled triangle is 90°, the other two interior angles must add up to 90°.

### How many right angles are required to make a 180° angle?

Explanation: Two right angles would together form a 180° angle.

## Frequently Asked Questions

**How many right angles are present in a triangle?**

A triangle can only have one right angle as it consists of only three angles. A triangle can’t have more than one right angle.

**What alphabets of the English language show right angles?**

T, L, H, and E are some alphabets of the English language that show right angles.

**What shapes have right angles?**

Squares, rectangles and right triangles all have right angles.

**How many right angles are required to make a 360**°** angle?**

A total of four right angles are required to make a 360° angle. A 360-degree angle is a full circle.