# How to Find Missing Sides and Angles of a Right Triangle? (+FREE Worksheet!)

Learn how to find the missing sides or angles of a right triangle when one length and one angle are provided. ## Step by step guide to finding missing sides and angles of a Right Triangle

• By using Sine, Cosine or Tangent, we can find an unknown side in a right triangle when we have one length, and one angle (apart from the right angle).
• Adjacent, Opposite and Hypotenuse, in a right triangle is shown below.
• Recall the three main trigonometric functions:
SOH – CAH – TOA, $$sin$$ $$θ=\frac{opposite}{hypotenuse}$$, $$Cos$$ $$θ=\frac{adjacent}{hypotenuse}$$, $$tan$$ $$⁡θ=\frac{opposite}{adjacent}$$ ### Missing Sides and Angles of a Right Triangle – Example 1:

Find AC in the following triangle. Round answers to the nearest tenth.

Solution: $$sin$$ $$θ=\frac{opposite}{hypotenuse}$$. $$sin$$ $$45^\circ=\frac{AC}{8}→8 ×sin 45^\circ=AC$$,
now use a calculator to find $$sin$$ $$45^\circ$$. $$sin$$ $$45^\circ=\frac{\sqrt{2}}{2}→\cong 0.70710$$

AC$$=$$ $$0.70710$$ $$×$$ $$8$$ $$\cong 5.7$$ → AC$$=5.7$$

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### Missing Sides and Angles of a Right Triangle – Example 2:

Find AC in the following triangle. Round answers to the nearest tenth.

Solution: $$sin$$ $$θ=\frac{opposite}{hypotenuse}$$. $$sin$$ $$40^\circ=\frac{AC}{6}→6 ×$$ $$sin$$ $$40^\circ=AC$$,
now use a calculator to find $$sin$$ $$40^\circ$$. $$sin$$ $$40^\circ\cong 0.642$$

AC$$=$$ $$0.642$$ $$×$$ $$6$$ $$\cong 3.9$$ → AC$$= 3.9$$

## Exercises for Finding Missing Sides and Angles of a Right Triangle

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