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Angle of triangle with curved baseI am trying to figure out the angle of a triangle with a curved base of 3000km it is part of a circle that has a circumference of 24902km and a radius of 6378km. There is a line that bisects the triangle. Its length is 830km. I need the angle of the triangle that is opposite the 3000km curved side. I wish I could add a picture it would make things easier. The triangle is outside the circle. Think of this problem as a satellite orbiting the earth. #2 20050721 21:28:50
Re: Angle of triangle with curved base[I removed the previous reply and banned the user] "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #3 20050721 21:40:05
Re: Angle of triangle with curved baseI caught the fact that you solved it yourself. Well done. But you did have the advantage of a diagram "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #4 20050721 22:27:05
Re: Angle of triangle with curved basehere is a link to a diagram of the problem if anyone is still interested Last edited by bigpaully (20050721 22:30:56) #5 20050721 22:50:32
Re: Angle of triangle with curved baseOK, well angle ARC is 360° × (3000/24902) "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #7 20050721 23:28:07
Re: Angle of triangle with curved baseWell, if we both got a similar answer it MUST be right. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman 