# Length of Sides of a Right Triangle

• Apr 21st 2010, 06:48 PM
Noraowolf1
Length of Sides of a Right Triangle
How do I find the lengths of the sides of a right triangle with two angle measures and one length measure? And one angle measure and two length measures?

For example, triangle ABC. A = 90*. C = 32*. Distance between A and B is 12. If an equation is provided, it would be greatly appreciated.

It's been a long time since I've done anything like this. (Lipssealed)
• Apr 21st 2010, 07:28 PM
sa-ri-ga-ma
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Originally Posted by Noraowolf1
How do I find the lengths of the sides of a right triangle with two angle measures and one length measure? And one angle measure and two length measures?

For example, triangle ABC. A = 90*. C = 32*. Distance between A and B is 12. If an equation is provided, it would be greatly appreciated.

It's been a long time since I've done anything like this. (Lipssealed)

Use the trigonometric ratios.
In triangle ABC
sinC = AB/BC. Find BC
tanC = AB/AC. Find AC.
Similarly solve the other problem.