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## Law of Cosines: How to Use & Practice Examples

We have already seen how to solve triangles using the Law of Sines. Such problems involve two sides and two angles. The Law of Cosines (or the Cosine Rule) is used when we have all three sides involved and only one angle. The formula is: [latex  latex size=”3″]c^{2} = a^{2} ...

## 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 ...