Solving of right-angled triangles
by two sides, by a side and an acute angle.
By two sides.
If two sides of a right-angled triangle are given, then the third side can becalculated by the Pythagorean theorem ( see
the paragraph of the same name in the section "Triangle" of the part "Geometry"
). Acute angles are determined by one of the three firstformulas for trigonometric functions, depending on the fact what sides are known. Forinstance, if legs
are given, then angle A is determined by the formula:
By a side and an acute angle.
If one acute angle A is given, then another acute angle B is found as: B = 90° – A . Sides are found by formulas of trigonometric functions, rewritten as:
It is necessary to select the formulas, containing a given or already found side.