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    rectangle angles

    Hi

    I want to calculate theta1 and theta2 . anyone help me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kumar View Post
    Hi

    I want to calculate theta1 and theta2 . anyone help me.
    The rectangle's width is w and the rectangle's length is l.

    Then

    \tan(\theta_1) = \frac lw ............ and

    \tan(\theta_2) = \frac wl
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    Hi earboth

    Thanks for ur reply. I have to take full lenght and width of rectangle , or length/2 or widht /2. Is this will give correct angle in degrees? if not what I have to do for getting angle in degrees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kumar View Post
    Hi earboth

    Thanks for ur reply. I have to take full lenght and width of rectangle , or length/2 or widht /2.
    That doesn't matter because all rectangles in your drawings are similar and therefore the ratio is constant.

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    Is this will give correct angle in degrees? if not what I have to do for getting angle in degrees.
    You have to use a calculator. Set it to degree mode.

    Then \theta_1 = \arctan\left(\frac lw\right) or probably the key of your calculator is labeled \tan^{-1} :

    \theta_1 = \tan^{-1}\left(\frac lw\right)
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    Hello earboth

    Thanks. That is one rectangle only, for explanation only I created diagonals, and mid lines( vertical, horizondal). I cannot use calculator(this is for my project , programatically i need), I need a formula to get angle in degrees. please explain to get all angles of diagonals from the mid point.( theta1 to theta8)
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    Quote Originally Posted by kumar View Post
    Hello earboth

    Thanks. That is one rectangle only, for explanation only I created diagonals, and mid lines( vertical, horizondal). I cannot use calculator(this is for my project , programatically i need), I need a formula to get angle in degrees. please explain to get all angles of diagonals from the mid point.( theta1 to theta8)
    If you calculate

    \tan(\theta) = \underbrace{\frac{\frac w2}{\frac l2}}_{\text{small rectangle}} = \frac{2w}{2l} = \underbrace{\frac wl}_{\text{whole rectangle}}

    it doesn't matter which rectangle you use because all marked rectangles are similar to the complete rectangle. (see attachment)

    By law of symmetry you can proof that

    1.)

    \theta_1  = \theta_4  = \theta_5  = \theta_8 and \theta_2  = \theta_3  = \theta_6  = \theta_7

    2.)

    \theta_1  + \theta_2  = \theta_3  + \theta_4  = \theta_5  + \theta_6  = \theta_7  + \theta_8  = 90^\circ

    But I can't help you with the exact value of the angle \theta_i because I don't know the measures of the rectangle.
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    Thanks earboth.
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