Do you know about triangles? If you don’t, take no worry. We are here to give you insight about isosceles triangle in real life.
We can define a triangle as an area surrounded by three sides. These three sides will be connected to one another at their endpoints. These connected endpoints create the angle of the triangle. Look at the following image.
Here, you will see different parts of a triangle.
In this discussion, you will find some examples of isosceles triangle in real life.
What Is Isosceles Triangle?
What is the definition of isosceles triangles? Or how can we differentiate this triangle from other triangles?
A triangle with two sides that are the same length is said to be an isosceles triangle. That means, in an isosceles triangle, the two sides’ lengths will be the same or equal.
On the other hand, in an equilateral triangle, all the sides are equal or the same in length, and in a scalene triangle none of the sides are equal.
See the following image to see the difference.
13 Examples of Shapes with Isosceles Triangle in Real Life
In the following section, you will find thirteen examples of isosceles triangle in real life. All these examples are very familiar to you.
You will be surprised to see the isosceles triangles in those examples. So, without further delay, we are starting our main discussion.
Isosceles Triangle in Roof Truss
See the roof of the house given in the following image. You can see several of these shapes around you. What is exciting is that the rooftop or the structure is an example of an isosceles triangle. Look carefully to see the similarities.
Isosceles Triangle in Hanger and Cloth Hanging Clips
We use coat hangers in our house for hanging clothes. This is also an example of an isosceles triangle. Again observe the cloth hanging clips closely. You will see an isosceles there also.
Isosceles Triangle in Birthday Cakes
We bet you have seen the conical-shaped birthday hats and also worn them on several occasions. These hats are also an isosceles triangle example.
Also, if you cut your birthday cake in a triangular shape like the following image, the two sides of the cake will make it an ideal isosceles triangle.
Isosceles Triangle in Pizzas, Pies, and Watermelon
Like the previous example, if we cut any pizza, pie, or watermelon in a triangular shape where the equal sides are straight lines and the base is a somewhat circular shape.
Imagine the base as a straight line, and you will find some yummy examples of isosceles triangles.
Isosceles Triangle in Steeple of Churches
Have you noticed the tall and conical-shaped structure above a church? If you have then again go to see that or draw one in your notebook. Imagine the two sides of the steeple as two sides of a triangle and the circular base as a straight line.
Can you notice any familiar objects? Yes, this shape will remind you of an isosceles triangle.
Isosceles Triangle in Bridges and Towers
We assume you all have heard about the Eiffel Tower. If not, then you don’t have to worry. See the following image. Let the top point of the tower be the vertex of a triangle and the lowest part as the baseline. Now draw two lines from the vertex to the endpoints of the baseline, one by one.
You will see that a triangle is formed. That is an isosceles triangle.
Truss bridges are also an ideal example of an isosceles triangle. You will see several triangular shapes on both sides of the bridge. These shapes are all interconnected. Observe those shapes carefully, and you will find isosceles shapes in them.
Isosceles Triangle in Tepees
Do you know what tepees are? Tepees are traditional tent-like structures made and used by the North American Indians for living. See the shape of this structure in the following image and you will find an isosceles triangle.
Isosceles Triangle in Trees
We know all the trees have branches, and it is difficult to find a triangular shape there. But do you know, there is a kind of tree that is an exact match for our requirements? The spruce tree.
See the pointed tip on the top of the tree. Assume it as the vertex of a triangle. Then draw two lines from the two sides of the vertex to the lower part of the tree. See, an isosceles triangle is formed.
Isosceles Triangle in Flying Pattern of Birds
Migratory birds tend to fly away when there is bitter cold. If you carefully observe their flying pattern you will see they like to fly in a triangular-shaped form.
You can assume the leading bird is a vertex and the other birds are the two lines from the vertex. Connect the two lines with each other like the following image, and you will see an isosceles triangle.
Isosceles Triangle in Guitar Picks and Tripods
The guitar picks are also a good example of an isosceles triangle. Imagine the round base as a straight line and connect it with the two sides of the pick. Here, you can witness the formation of an isosceles triangle.
Another example of this triangle is the tripod. You can identify a tripod by its name. As it has three legs and is used for holding the camera while taking pictures or shooting videos.
Isosceles Triangle in Weapons
Many weapons, like the spear and the arrow, are also good examples of an isosceles triangle. See the spearhead and the arrowhead closely in the following images. Here you will notice the formation of an isosceles triangle.
Isosceles Triangle in Pennants
Which team do you support, soccer or rugby? Doesn’t it become exciting when cheering for your favorite team? Remember the triangular-shaped flags used for cheering your favorite team? The shape of the flag is called a pennant. It’s also an ideal example of an isosceles triangle.
Isosceles Triangle in Ornaments
The last example of our discussion will be related to jewelry and ornaments. See the following shapes of the pendants and the earrings. Looking familiar? Yes, they are also a shining example of an isosceles triangle.
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In the above discussion, I have discussed some examples of isosceles triangle in real life. These examples will help your students enhance their skills regarding these types of isosceles triangle examples problems.
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Hello, I am Md. Araf Bin Jayed. I have completed my B.Sc in Industrial and Production Engineering from Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology. Currently I am working as a Content Developer for You Have Got This Math at Softeko. With proper guidelines and aid from the parent organization Softeko, I want to represent typical math problems with easy solutions. With my acquired knowledge and hard work, I want to contribute to the overall growth of this organization.