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Question from Nazrul, a teacher:

Two angles and the difference of the lengths of their opposite sides of a
triangle are given. How can I draw the triangle.
Please help me.


First construct an arbitrary triangle with the correct angles at A' and B' (similar to your target triangle ABC). Then dilate the lengths a' and b' of your triangle to the correct lengths (so that a-b comes out the right length).


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