Math K-Plus

Definition Of Acute Angle

What Are The Characteristics Of An Acute Angle?

The following are the unique geometric characteristics of any Acute Angle.
  • An angle is created when two rays intersect.
  • The intersection of the two rays is called the vertex.
  • There is a standard method of labeling angles. First label the vertex; we choose to label it A. The two Rays are labeled Points B and C.
  • The Degree of the angle between two Rays is determined by the space between the Rays. See diagram below. One ray is horizontal thus giving us a reference point. The distance of separation between Rays B and C determines the Acute Angle's value.
  • Is there a standard way of writing an angle as a mathematical expression? The answer is yes. Here are the details: (1) All angles must start with the character. (2) The vertex must be the center label when writing an angle. (3) Valid angle statements in this example are ∠BAC and ∠CAB.
  • An acute angle is always less than 90 degrees. In our example below, the Acute Angle is 41°.
Acute Angle