The Law of Cosines - math word problems
- The spacecraft
The spacecraft spotted a radar device at altitude angle alpha = 34 degrees 37 minutes and had a distance of u = 615km from Earth's observation point. Calculate the distance d of the spacecraft from Earth at the moment of observation. Earth is considered
- Circular railway
The railway is to interconnect in a circular arc the points A, B, and C, whose distances are | AB | = 30 km, AC = 95 km, BC | = 70 km. How long will the track from A to C?
- A rhombus
A rhombus has sides of length 10 cm, and the angle between two adjacent sides is 76 degrees. Find the length of the longer diagonal of the rhombus.
- Children playground
The playground has the shape of a trapezoid, the parallel sides have a length of 36 m and 21 m, the remaining two sides are 14 m long and 16 m long. Determine the size of the inner trapezoid angles.
- Calculate 2
Calculate the largest angle of the triangle whose side are 5.2cm, 3.6cm, and 2.1cm
- The pond
We can see the pond at an angle 65°37'. Its end points are 155 m and 177 m away from the observer. What is the width of the pond?
- Largest angle of the triangle
Calculate the largest angle of the triangle whose sides have the sizes: 2a, 3/2a, 3a
AC= 40cm , angle DAB=38 , angle DCB=58 , angle DBC=90 , DB is perpendicular on AC , find BD and AD
- Inner angles
The inner angles of the triangle are 30°, 45° and 105° and its longest side is 10 cm. Calculate the length of the shortest side, write the result in cm up to two decimal places.
- Angles by cosine law
Calculate the size of the angles of the triangle ABC, if it is given by: a = 3 cm; b = 5 cm; c = 7 cm (use the sine and cosine theorem).
- Four sides of trapezoid
In the trapezoid ABCD is |AB| = 73.6 mm; |BC| = 57 mm; |CD| = 60 mm; |AD| = 58.6 mm. Calculate the size of its interior angles.
- Three vectors
The three forces whose amplitudes are in ratio 9:10:17 act in the plane at one point so that they are in balance. Determine the angles of the each two forces.
- Medians of isosceles triangle
The isosceles triangle has a base ABC |AB| = 16 cm and 10 cm long arm. What are the length of medians?
- Triangle ABC
Triangle ABC has side lengths m-1, m-2, m-3. What has to be m to be triangle a) rectangular b) acute-angled?
- Diagonals in diamond
In the rhombus is given a = 160 cm, alpha = 60 degrees. Calculate the length of the diagonals.
- Scalene triangle
Solve the triangle: A = 50°, b = 13, c = 6
- Find the area
Find the area of the triangle with the given measurements. Round the solution to the nearest hundredth if necessary. A = 50°, b = 30 ft, c = 14 ft
- Vector sum
The magnitude of the vector u is 12 and the magnitude of the vector v is 8. Angle between vectors is 61°. What is the magnitude of the vector u + v?
Calculate the length of the diagonals of the rhombus if its side is long 5 and one of its internal angle is 80°.
- Greatest angle
Calculate the greatest triangle angle with sides 197, 208, 299.
Cosine rule uses trigonometric SAS triangle calculator.