EducationMethod to Solve a Triangle
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Is the triangle a right triangle?
YES
Does the right triangle have an altitude cutting across it?
YES
Geometric Mean
 
 

NO



NO





Do you know a side and its opposite angle?
YES
Law of Sines
Do you know at least one angle measure?
YES
Are one of these angles measured 30, 45, or 60 degrees?
YES
Special Right Triangles

NO




NO


NO


Law of Cosines
 
Pythagorean Theorem
Trig ratios (soh cah toa)