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Warm

Up 10.5, Day 1
The height of a slide is 10 feet. If the slide is 15 feet long, what is the
angle of elevation of the slide?

Evaluate the expression in both degrees and radians. Round your


answers to two decimal places.

cos

(0.0391)

Solve the equation. Note the domain.

tan = 0.5; 180o < < 270o

sin = 0.2202

Unit 10: Trigonometric


Ratios and Functions
Target 10.5, Day 1
APPLY THE LAW OF SINES
(13.5)

Up until this point, our study of trigonometry has only let us look
at right triangles.
We can use the Law of Sines or Law of Cosines to nd the
missing angles and sides of any triangle. We will also be able to
nd their areas.
Law of Sines
A
b

sin A sin B sin C


=
=
a
b
c

c
B

Use Law of Sines when you


have a ______________ (one
angle and its matching side).

Can the Law of Sines be used to solve the triangle? Explain.

Solve the triangle with the given measurements.

C = 107 o
B = 25 o
b = 15

Solve the triangle with the given measurements.

A = 115o
a = 20
b = 11

*Note: When you are using the Law of Sines and you have a
choice of which angle to nd rst, always start with the
_________________ angle!

We can use the Law of Sines to develop another formula for the
area of a triangle.

1
Area = bc sin A
2

Angle A must be the included angle


between sides b and c.
Find the area of the triangle.

223

54.2o
125

Warm Up 10.5, Day 2


Solve the triangle with the given measurements.

A = 51o
B = 44 o
c = 11

A = 122o
a = 18
b = 12

Find the area of the triangle with the given measurements.

a = 10
b = 14
C = 46 o

Unit 10: Trigonometric


Ratios and Functions
Target 10.5, Day 2
APPLY THE LAW OF COSINES
(13.6)

Use the Law of Cosines when you ______________ have a pair (no
matching sides or angles).

(a/A should always be the


side/angle you want to nd)

a = b + c 2bc cos A

A
b
c
B

Solve the triangle with the given measurements.

a = 11
c = 14
B = 34 o

*Note: When you are using the Law of Cosines and you have a
choice of which angle to nd rst, always start with the
_________________ angle!

Solve the triangle with the given measurements.

a = 11
b = 27
c = 20

The Law of Cosines can be used to derive yet another formula for
the area of a triangle. Use this formula when you know all three
sides.
Herons Formula:

Area = s ( s a ) ( s b) ( s c)

where s is the semiperimeter of the triangle: (a + b + c)


Find the area of the triangle.

8
5
11