Thursday, March 24, 2016

Isosceles obtuse triangle

Now we will check how the law of cosines in obtuse triangle. For example, consider an isosceles obtuse triangle.

Isosceles obtuse triangle. Law of cosines. Mathematics For Blondes.
Isosceles obtuse triangle

Ups! The perimeter of the triangle may be square roots. The law of cosines is not working? Do not jump to conclusions. The secret is revealed very simple. Let us express the base of the triangle through the sides and see what happens. Double-paste the resulting equation in our result. First time turvy-topsy, second time topsy-turvy.

The perimeter of the triangle. Mathematics For Blondes.
The perimeter of the triangle

The law of cosines to the perimeter works flawlessly. We have completed our review of the degenerate triangle.

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