Quandaries and Queries 

HELLO MY NAME IS JASON AND I AM TRYING TO SOLVE A TRIG PROBLEM AND HAVE FORGOT HOW TO DO IT. WHAT I HAVE IS A RIGHT TRIANGLE WITH SIDE A BEING 14 FEET AND SIDE B BEING 3 FEET, USING PYTHAGOREAMS THEOREM SIDE C SHOULD EQUAL 14.318 FEET ON A RIGHT TRIANGLE BUT I AM TRYING TO REMEMBER HOW TO FIND MY ANGLES OTHER THAN THE ONE THAT IS 90 DEGREES. CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME? I NOT ONLY WOULD LIKE THE ANSWER BUT HOW TO DO IT AS WELL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. I HAVE BEEN OUT OF SCHOOL FOR 15 YEARS. Hi Jason, For a right triangle like you have, focus on one of the angles that is not 90 degrees. In the diagram below I have called that angle t. One last warning. Some calculators measure angles in degrees but also in radians. If you use a calculator make sure it is set on degrees when you find the inverse tangent. Penny 

