hey, I was just wondering when i would use sine law, opposed to cosine law and vice-versa.

Thanks!

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- June 2nd 2008, 04:50 PMjays-9Sine Law and Cosine Law
hey, I was just wondering when i would use sine law, opposed to cosine law and vice-versa.

Thanks! - June 2nd 2008, 05:10 PMJonboy
You don't mean Law of Sines and Law of Cosines, right?

If you mean the law of sine, that is:

And the law of cosine:

Then you can use use either of them when you have a right triangle.

Which one depends on what you know, be it the opposite side, adjacent side, or the hypotenuse. - June 2nd 2008, 08:18 PMChris L T521