Cosine Law Calculator and Solver
Online calculator, based on the cosine Law , to solve triangle problems. The first calculator solves triangle problems when 3 sides are given (SSS case) and the second calculator solves triangle problems when 2 sides and their included angle are given (SAS case).
The cosine laws is given by:
a 2 = b 2 + c 2 - 2 b c cos(A)
which gives A = arccos [ (b 2 + c 2 - a 2) / 2 b c ]
2) b 2 = a 2 + c 2 - 2 a c cos(B)
which gives B = arccos [ (a 2 + c 2 - b 2) / 2 a c ]
3) c 2 = b 2 + a 2 - 2 b a cos(C)
which gives C = arccos [ (b 2 + a 2 - c 2) / 2 a b ]
1 - Solve Triangle Problem when 3 Sides are Given (SSS case) How to use the calculator
Enter the 3 sides a, b and c as positive real numbers and press "enter". The outputs are the 3 angles A (opposite side a), B (opposite side b) and C (opposite side c) in DEGREES.
For a triangle to exist, the sum of any two sides must be greater than the third side.
2 - Solve Triangle Problem when 2 Sides and the Included Angle are Given (SAS case) How to use the calculator
Enter the given angle in A (in DEGREES) and the two sides in b and c as positive real numbers and press "enter". The outputs are side a and 2 angles B (opposite side b) and C (opposite side c) in DEGREES.
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