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Hatch marks, also called tick marks, are used in diagrams of triangles and other geometric figures to

identify sides of equal lengths. A side can be marked with a pattern of "ticks", short line segments in
the form of tally marks; two sides have equal lengths if they are both marked with the same pattern.
In a triangle, the pattern is usually no more than 3 ticks. An equilateral triangle has the same pattern
on all 3 sides, an isosceles triangle has the same pattern on just 2 sides, and a scalene triangle has
different patterns on all sides since no sides are equal. Similarly, patterns of 1, 2, or 3 concentric
arcs inside the angles are used to indicate equal angles. An equilateral triangle has the same pattern
on all 3 angles, an isosceles triangle has the same pattern on just 2 angles, and a scalene triangle
has different patterns on all angles since no angles are equal.