Hello,

I'm taking an online course for Math, and I'm lost. Any suggestions? Thanks you.

1)TriangleJKL, where tanJ =1/2 and angleK = 90degrees

2)Show the measure of each side and each angle of the triangle.

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- November 5th 2009, 11:23 AMAmryDraw a right triangle that belongs to this description
Hello,

I'm taking an online course for Math, and I'm lost. Any suggestions? Thanks you.

1)TriangleJKL, where tanJ =1/2 and angleK = 90degrees

2)Show the measure of each side and each angle of the triangle. - November 5th 2009, 11:42 AMmasters
- November 6th 2009, 02:42 AMHallsofIvy
Actually, it is not a matter of "the opposite side of J

**must**be 1 and the adjacent side of J**must**be 2." Rather, whatever the length of the opposite side is, the length of the adjacent side must be twice that. Opposite side with length 1 and opposite side with length 2 is**one**right triangle that fits that. There is no way to determine the actual length of both sides from the given information.