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    Question Right triangles

    sorry for the semi dumb question, but can anyone help me.

    I was wondering how do you find the sides of a right triangle if all you know is the angles.

    For example, I know that Theta (θ) is 10 therefor the angles are 10, 90, 80. what would the sides be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by edwyn View Post
    sorry for the semi dumb question, but can anyone help me.

    I was wondering how do you find the sides of a right triangle if all you know is the angles.

    For example, I know that Theta (θ) is 10 therefor the angles are 10, 90, 80. what would the sides be?
    you need at least one side length ... sides cannot be found using angle information alone.

    you can find side length ratios, however.
    Last edited by skeeter; November 9th 2009 at 02:22 PM.
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