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    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...

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

    Thx,

    ~CC
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    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.
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    or just simply use sin, cos, tan functions...
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    Quote Originally Posted by log(xy) View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by calvin_coolidge View Post
    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...

    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{.}
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    haha sorry, i just normally look at the question and maybe the second post... theres no diff we all know lol!

    soz again
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