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If in a triangle,

Then,

What is the value of sin angle A?

Is it 8/27?

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi Agnishom

How did you get that? It's not what I'm getting.

Here's my method.

SINE RULE is:

So I put

and re-arranged to get

Different values of k will make different sized circles but all the resulting triangles will be similar => same three angles.

So it is ok to take a = √6, b = 2√2, c = 3√3

Use the cosine rule to get cosA and hence sinA.

I made it

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bob bundy wrote:

hi Agnishom

SINE RULE is:

So I put

and re-arranged to get

I have the following doubts:

I. How did you do the rearrangement?

II. How do you know what to put for a?

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Okay thanks I managed to understand this

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi Agnishom,

Glad you understand it. Your method and mine are essentially the same; I used k; you have t; and then I let k=1. In yours the t cancels out.

Bob

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Yeah Thanks! I had difficulty understanding the cancellation

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Two triangles with sides in the same ratio are similar. So the angles are the same. Therefore you can just call t = 1 without losing any of the problem's conditions.

That's why it cancels out of the cosine rule step.

Bob

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