# how to find the third vertex

• Feb 27th 2006, 11:43 PM
ragsk
how to find the third vertex
Known two vertices A(x1,y1) and B(x2,y2) of a triangle, how to find the third vertex C(x3,y3)? Also known the length of AB as a units and angle B = alpha degrees.

Well i wud like to know the general method(which include only variables) to find the third vertex, So that i can get the result just by applying the formula.

The only unknowns angle A,angle C,length of BC and length of CA.

I tried to figure it out assuming that a cirlce that passes thru these three vertices as shown in the attachment..............

• Feb 28th 2006, 02:39 AM
ticbol
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Originally Posted by ragsk
Known two vertices A(x1,y1) and B(x2,y2) of a triangle, how to find the third vertex C(x3,y3)? Also known the length of AB as a units and angle B = alpha degrees.

Well i wud like to know the general method(which include only variables) to find the third vertex, So that i can get the result just by applying the formula.

The only unknowns angle A,angle C,length of BC and length of CA.

I tried to figure it out assuming that a cirlce that passes thru these three vertices as shown in the attachment..............