Originally Posted by
mandy123 I am working on a project, and I was wondering if you could find a length of a side of a right triangle by using the trig functions such as
sin A= opposite/hypotenuse, cos A=adjacent/hypotenuse, and
tan A= opposite/adjacent
(I know you can use pythagoreans theorem, but I need to find another way to find the missing side)
If my example is
Town x is 9 miles from town y, and 12 miles from town z. A road connects towns y and z directly. Find the length of this road. 9^2 + 12^2 = c^2
how can i find the length of c using trig. functions? (I know c=15 by using pythagorean theorem)
Please Help
Thanks