hello, i have a right angle triangle with side lengths of 9.3 and 7.5 and an unknown hypotenuse. how would i use trig to solve this triangle
Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+
Originally Posted by mcgill33 hello, i have a right angle triangle with side lengths of 9.3 and 7.5 and an unknown hypotenuse. how would i use trig to solve this triangle No need for trig ratios, use the Pythagorean theorem $\displaystyle c=\sqrt{a^2+b^2}$
sorry, by solving this triangle i meant the 2 unknown angles along with the unknown side length
Originally Posted by mcgill33 sorry, by solving this triangle i meant the 2 unknown angles along with the unknown side length Ok, draw your triangle, and then use the fact that for an angle theta $\displaystyle \theta=\arcsin\bigg(\frac{o}{h}\bigg)$ and so forth...are you aware of this method? And you still need to find the hypotenuse $\displaystyle c=\sqrt{9.3^2+7.5^2}\approx{11.95}$
View Tag Cloud