# Finding angles in a right triangle

• Aug 29th 2008, 11:37 AM
calvin_coolidge
Finding angles in a right triangle
Is there a formula to use to determine the other two angles in a right triangle? The only thing coming to mind is the pythagorean theorem. I've been out of the math realm from school for awhile...(Giggle)

All I'm looking for is a hint to get me started.

Thx,

~CC
• Aug 29th 2008, 12:05 PM
nikhil
The sum of other two angles will be 90 degrees.there individual measurement depends upon the measurement of the sides.Knowing them you can easily apply trigonometry for angle calculations.
• Sep 13th 2008, 07:54 AM
log(xy)
or just simply use sin, cos, tan functions...
• Sep 13th 2008, 08:27 AM
Chop Suey
Quote:

Originally Posted by log(xy)
or just simply use sin, cos, tan functions...

Quote:

Originally Posted by nikhil
you can easily apply trigonometry for angle calculations.

The difference?!

Also, you are...2 weeks late. (Rofl)
• Sep 13th 2008, 08:30 AM
courteous
Quote:

Originally Posted by calvin_coolidge
Is there a formula to use to determine the other two angles in a right triangle? The only thing coming to mind is the pythagorean theorem. I've been out of the math realm from school for awhile...(Giggle)

All I'm looking for is a hint to get me started.

Thx,

~CC

$\text {In triangle } \triangle\text {ABC, where c is a hypotenuse, cos}\alpha=\frac {a}{c}\text{.}$
• Sep 13th 2008, 08:44 AM
log(xy)
haha sorry, i just normally look at the question and maybe the second post... theres no diff we all know lol!

soz again