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Law of Sines: How to Use & Practice Examples

The Law of Sines (or the Sine Rule) tells us that the ratio of a side length to the sine of its opposite angle is the same for all three sides. As a formula, it looks like this: [latex  latex size=”3″]\frac{a}{sin\alpha}=\frac{b}{sin\beta}=\frac{c}{sin\gamma}[/latex] or [latex  latex size=”3″]\frac{sin\alpha}{a}=\frac{sin\beta}{b}=\frac{sin\gamma}{c}[/latex]   In the formula, a ...

SOHCAHTOA

SohCahToa is an acronym which helps you remember how to find the basic trig functions: sine, cosine and tangent. Use SohCahToa with a right triangle only! To check if your triangle is the right triangle, look for the 90-degree angle. It’s the largest one in the triangle and it usually ...

Unit Circle: How to Memorize & Use

What is the Unit Circle? The unit circle is a circle, centered at the origin, with a radius of 1. This circle helps us find the exact values of some trigonometric functions and not the decimal approximations the calculator will give us. For example, it’ll help us find the exact ...