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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noraowolf1 View Post
    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.
    Use the trigonometric ratios.
    In triangle ABC
    sinC = AB/BC. Find BC
    tanC = AB/AC. Find AC.
    Similarly solve the other problem.
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