1991 AHSME Problems/Problem 4
Problem
Which of the following triangles cannot exist?
(A) An acute isosceles triangle (B) An isosceles right triangle (C) An obtuse right triangle (D) A scalene right triangle (E) A scalene obtuse triangle
Solution
A right triangle has an angle of 90 degrees, so any obtuse angle would make the sum of those two angles over 180. This contradicts the angle sum theorem (all triangles have angles that sum to 180) since negative angles don't exist.
See also
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