This gives, which is impossible, and so[latex]\,\beta \approx 48.3°.[/latex]. For the following exercises, find the length of side[latex]\,x.\,[/latex]Round to the nearest tenth. The distance from the satellite to station[latex]\,A\,[/latex]is approximately 1716 miles. Khan Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It's a PRO app and easy to use with eye-catching User Interface. The angle of elevation from the first search team to the stranded climber is 15°. (Figure) shows a satellite orbiting Earth. Solving for a side in a right triangle using the trigonometric ratios. Note that it is not necessary to memorise all of them – one will suffice, since a relabelling of the angles and sides will give you the others. Find the angle marked x in the following triangle to 3 decimal places: Note how much accuracy is retained throughout this calculation. For the following exercises, find the area of the triangle with the given measurements. According to the Law of Sines, the ratio of the measurement of one of the angles to the length of its opposite side equals the other two ratios of angle measure to opposite side. [latex]\beta \approx 5.7°,\gamma \approx 94.3°,c\approx 101.3[/latex]. Therefore, the complete set of angles and sides is, [latex]\begin{array}{l}\alpha ={98}^{\circ }\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,a=34.6\\ \beta ={39}^{\circ }\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,b=22\\ \gamma ={43}^{\circ }\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,c=23.8\end{array}[/latex]. From this point, they find the angle of elevation from the street to the top of the building to be 35°. For the following exercises, find the measure of angle[latex]\,x,\,[/latex]if possible. Instead, we can use the fact that the ratio of the measurement of one of the angles to the length of its opposite side will be equal to the other two ratios of angle measure to opposite side. The Law of Sines can be used to solve oblique triangles, which are non-right triangles. 180 ° − 20 ° = 160 °. See more on solving trigonometric equations. The complete set of solutions for the given triangle is. However, these methods do not work for non-right angled triangles. Oblique triangles in the category SSA may have four different outcomes. Recall that the area formula for a triangle is given as[latex]\,\text{Area}=\frac{1}{2}bh,\,[/latex]where[latex]\,b\,[/latex]is base and[latex]\,h\,[/latex]is height. Find the area of the triangle given[latex]\,\beta =42°,\,\,a=7.2\,\text{ft},\,\,c=3.4\,\text{ft}.\,[/latex]Round the area to the nearest tenth. Let’s see how this statement is derived by considering the triangle shown in (Figure). Calculate the area of the triangle ABC. Trigonometry Word Problems. An 8-foot solar panel is to be mounted on the roof and should be angled[latex]\,38°\,[/latex]relative to the horizontal for optimal results. [latex]\,\angle m\,[/latex]is obtuse. Solve the triangle shown in (Figure) to the nearest tenth. It is simply half of b times h. Area = 12 bh (The Triangles page explains more). A triangle with two given sides and a non-included angle. Round to the nearest tenth. At the corner, a park is being built in the shape of a triangle. [/latex], Find side[latex]\,a[/latex] when[latex]\,A=132°,C=23°,b=10. \hfill \\ \text{ }\,\frac{\mathrm{sin}\,\alpha }{a}=\frac{\mathrm{sin}\,\beta }{b}\hfill & \hfill \end{array}[/latex], [latex]\frac{\mathrm{sin}\,\alpha }{a}=\frac{\mathrm{sin}\,\gamma }{c}\text{ and }\frac{\mathrm{sin}\,\beta }{b}=\frac{\mathrm{sin}\,\gamma }{c}[/latex], [latex]\frac{\mathrm{sin}\,\alpha }{a}=\frac{\mathrm{sin}\,\beta }{b}=\frac{\mathrm{sin}\,\lambda }{c}[/latex], [latex]\frac{\mathrm{sin}\,\alpha }{a}=\frac{\mathrm{sin}\,\beta }{b}=\frac{\mathrm{sin}\,\gamma }{c}[/latex], [latex]\frac{a}{\mathrm{sin}\,\alpha }=\frac{b}{\mathrm{sin}\,\beta }=\frac{c}{\mathrm{sin}\,\gamma }[/latex], [latex]\begin{array}{l}\begin{array}{l}\hfill \\ \beta =180°-50°-30°\hfill \end{array}\hfill \\ \,\,\,\,=100°\hfill \end{array}[/latex], [latex]\begin{array}{llllll}\,\,\frac{\mathrm{sin}\left(50°\right)}{10}=\frac{\mathrm{sin}\left(30°\right)}{c}\hfill & \hfill & \hfill & \hfill & \hfill & \hfill \\ c\frac{\mathrm{sin}\left(50°\right)}{10}=\mathrm{sin}\left(30°\right)\hfill & \hfill & \hfill & \hfill & \hfill & \text{Multiply both sides by }c.\hfill \\ \,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,c=\mathrm{sin}\left(30°\right)\frac{10}{\mathrm{sin}\left(50°\right)}\hfill & \hfill & \hfill & \hfill & \hfill & \text{Multiply by the reciprocal to isolate }c.\hfill \\ \,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,c\approx 6.5\hfill & \hfill & \hfill & \hfill & \hfill & \hfill \end{array}[/latex], [latex]\begin{array}{ll}\begin{array}{l}\hfill \\ \,\text{ }\frac{\mathrm{sin}\left(50°\right)}{10}=\frac{\mathrm{sin}\left(100°\right)}{b}\hfill \end{array}\hfill & \hfill \\ \text{ }b\mathrm{sin}\left(50°\right)=10\mathrm{sin}\left(100°\right)\hfill & \text{Multiply both sides by }b.\hfill \\ \text{ }b=\frac{10\mathrm{sin}\left(100°\right)}{\mathrm{sin}\left(50°\right)}\begin{array}{cccc}& & & \end{array}\hfill & \text{Multiply by the reciprocal to isolate }b.\hfill \\ \text{ }b\approx 12.9\hfill & \hfill \end{array}[/latex], [latex]\begin{array}{l}\begin{array}{l}\hfill \\ \alpha =50°\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,a=10\hfill \end{array}\hfill \\ \beta =100°\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,b\approx 12.9\hfill \\ \gamma =30°\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,c\approx 6.5\hfill \end{array}[/latex], [latex]\begin{array}{r}\hfill \frac{\mathrm{sin}\,\alpha }{a}=\frac{\mathrm{sin}\,\beta }{b}\\ \hfill \frac{\mathrm{sin}\left(35°\right)}{6}=\frac{\mathrm{sin}\,\beta }{8}\\ \hfill \frac{8\mathrm{sin}\left(35°\right)}{6}=\mathrm{sin}\,\beta \,\\ \hfill 0.7648\approx \mathrm{sin}\,\beta \,\\ \hfill {\mathrm{sin}}^{-1}\left(0.7648\right)\approx 49.9°\\ \hfill \beta \approx 49.9°\end{array}[/latex], [latex]\gamma =180°-35°-130.1°\approx 14.9°[/latex], [latex]{\gamma }^{\prime }=180°-35°-49.9°\approx 95.1°[/latex], [latex]\begin{array}{l}\frac{c}{\mathrm{sin}\left(14.9°\right)}=\frac{6}{\mathrm{sin}\left(35°\right)}\hfill \\ \text{ }c=\frac{6\mathrm{sin}\left(14.9°\right)}{\mathrm{sin}\left(35°\right)}\approx 2.7\hfill \end{array}[/latex], [latex]\begin{array}{l}\frac{{c}^{\prime }}{\mathrm{sin}\left(95.1°\right)}=\frac{6}{\mathrm{sin}\left(35°\right)}\hfill \\ \text{ }{c}^{\prime }=\frac{6\mathrm{sin}\left(95.1°\right)}{\mathrm{sin}\left(35°\right)}\approx 10.4\hfill \end{array}[/latex], [latex]\begin{array}{ll}\alpha =80°\hfill & a=120\hfill \\ \beta \approx 83.2°\hfill & b=121\hfill \\ \gamma \approx 16.8°\hfill & c\approx 35.2\hfill \end{array}[/latex], [latex]\begin{array}{l}{\alpha }^{\prime }=80°\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,{a}^{\prime }=120\hfill \\ {\beta }^{\prime }\approx 96.8°\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,{b}^{\prime }=121\hfill \\ {\gamma }^{\prime }\approx 3.2°\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,{c}^{\prime }\approx 6.8\hfill \end{array}[/latex], [latex]\begin{array}{ll}\,\,\,\frac{\mathrm{sin}\left(85°\right)}{12}=\frac{\mathrm{sin}\,\beta }{9}\begin{array}{cccc}& & & \end{array}\hfill & \text{Isolate the unknown}.\hfill \\ \,\frac{9\mathrm{sin}\left(85°\right)}{12}=\mathrm{sin}\,\beta \hfill & \hfill \end{array}[/latex], [latex]\begin{array}{l}\beta ={\mathrm{sin}}^{-1}\left(\frac{9\mathrm{sin}\left(85°\right)}{12}\right)\hfill \\ \beta \approx {\mathrm{sin}}^{-1}\left(0.7471\right)\hfill \\ \beta \approx 48.3°\hfill \end{array}[/latex], [latex]\alpha =180°-85°-131.7°\approx -36.7°,[/latex], [latex]\begin{array}{l}\begin{array}{l}\hfill \\ \begin{array}{l}\hfill \\ \frac{\mathrm{sin}\left(85°\right)}{12}=\frac{\mathrm{sin}\left(46.7°\right)}{a}\hfill \end{array}\hfill \end{array}\hfill \\ \,a\frac{\mathrm{sin}\left(85°\right)}{12}=\mathrm{sin}\left(46.7°\right)\hfill \\ \text{ }\,\,\,\,\,\,a=\frac{12\mathrm{sin}\left(46.7°\right)}{\mathrm{sin}\left(85°\right)}\approx 8.8\hfill \end{array}[/latex], [latex]\begin{array}{l}\begin{array}{l}\hfill \\ \alpha \approx 46.7°\text{ }a\approx 8.8\hfill \end{array}\hfill \\ \beta \approx 48.3°\text{ }b=9\hfill \\ \gamma =85°\text{ }c=12\hfill \end{array}[/latex], [latex]\begin{array}{l}\,\frac{\mathrm{sin}\,\alpha }{10}=\frac{\mathrm{sin}\left(50°\right)}{4}\hfill \\ \,\,\mathrm{sin}\,\alpha =\frac{10\mathrm{sin}\left(50°\right)}{4}\hfill \\ \,\,\mathrm{sin}\,\alpha \approx 1.915\hfill \end{array}[/latex], [latex]\text{Area}=\frac{1}{2}\left(\text{base}\right)\left(\text{height}\right)=\frac{1}{2}b\left(c\mathrm{sin}\,\alpha \right)[/latex], [latex]\text{Area}=\frac{1}{2}a\left(b\mathrm{sin}\,\gamma \right)=\frac{1}{2}a\left(c\mathrm{sin}\,\beta \right)[/latex], [latex]\begin{array}{l}\text{Area}=\frac{1}{2}bc\mathrm{sin}\,\alpha \hfill \\ \,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,=\frac{1}{2}ac\mathrm{sin}\,\beta \hfill \\ \,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,=\frac{1}{2}ab\mathrm{sin}\,\gamma \hfill \end{array}[/latex], [latex]\begin{array}{l}\text{Area}=\frac{1}{2}ab\mathrm{sin}\,\gamma \hfill \\ \text{Area}=\frac{1}{2}\left(90\right)\left(52\right)\mathrm{sin}\left(102°\right)\hfill \\ \text{Area}\approx 2289\,\,\text{square}\,\,\text{units}\hfill \end{array}[/latex], [latex]\begin{array}{l}\begin{array}{l}\begin{array}{l}\hfill \\ \hfill \end{array}\hfill \\ \text{ }\frac{\mathrm{sin}\left(130°\right)}{20}=\frac{\mathrm{sin}\left(35°\right)}{a}\hfill \end{array}\hfill \\ a\mathrm{sin}\left(130°\right)=20\mathrm{sin}\left(35°\right)\hfill \\ \text{ }a=\frac{20\mathrm{sin}\left(35°\right)}{\mathrm{sin}\left(130°\right)}\hfill \\ \text{ }a\approx 14.98\hfill \end{array}[/latex], [latex]\begin{array}{l}\mathrm{sin}\left(15°\right)=\frac{\text{opposite}}{\text{hypotenuse}}\hfill \\ \mathrm{sin}\left(15°\right)=\frac{h}{a}\hfill \\ \mathrm{sin}\left(15°\right)=\frac{h}{14.98}\hfill \\ \text{ }\,\text{ }h=14.98\mathrm{sin}\left(15°\right)\hfill \\ \text{ }\,h\approx 3.88\hfill \end{array}[/latex], http://cnx.org/contents/13ac107a-f15f-49d2-97e8-60ab2e3b519c@11.1, [latex]\begin{array}{l}\frac{\mathrm{sin}\,\alpha }{a}=\frac{\mathrm{sin}\,\beta }{b}=\frac{\mathrm{sin}\,\gamma }{c}\,\hfill \\ \frac{a}{\mathrm{sin}\,\alpha }=\frac{b}{\mathrm{sin}\,\beta }=\frac{c}{\mathrm{sin}\,\gamma }\hfill \end{array}[/latex], [latex]\begin{array}{r}\hfill \text{Area}=\frac{1}{2}bc\mathrm{sin}\,\alpha \\ \hfill \text{ }=\frac{1}{2}ac\mathrm{sin}\,\beta \\ \hfill \text{ }=\frac{1}{2}ab\mathrm{sin}\,\gamma \end{array}[/latex]. 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