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Triangle has two solutions with side c=29.51772945206 and with side c=9.079916543

#1 Obtuse scalene triangle.

Sides: a = 20.18   b = 11.8   c = 29.51772945206

Area: T = 87.07769191326
Perimeter: p = 61.49772945206
Semiperimeter: s = 30.74986472603

Angle ∠ A = α = 300.0003420187° = 30°1″ = 0.5243604745 rad
Angle ∠ B = β = 17° = 0.29767059728 rad
Angle ∠ C = γ = 1332.999657981° = 132°59'59″ = 2.32112819358 rad

Height: ha = 8.63300217178
Height: hb = 14.7598799853
Height: hc = 5.99000610013

Median: ma = 20.08659960646
Median: mb = 24.58553927752
Median: mc = 7.44443623666

Inradius: r = 2.83218943073
Circumradius: R = 20.1879791357

Vertex coordinates: A[29.51772945206; 0] B[0; 0] C[19.29882299753; 5.99000610013]
Centroid: CG[16.27218414987; 1.96766870004]
Coordinates of the circumscribed circle: U[14.75986472603; -13.76224965126]
Coordinates of the inscribed circle: I[18.94986472603; 2.83218943073]

Exterior (or external, outer) angles of the triangle:
∠ A' = α' = 1509.999657981° = 149°59'59″ = 0.5243604745 rad
∠ B' = β' = 163° = 0.29767059728 rad
∠ C' = γ' = 477.0003420187° = 47°1″ = 2.32112819358 rad


How did we calculate this triangle?

The calculation of the triangle progress in two phases. The first phase is such that we try to calculate all three sides of the triangle from the input parameters. The first phase is different for the different triangles query entered. The second phase is the calculation of other characteristics of the triangle, such as angles, area, perimeter, heights, the center of gravity, circle radii, etc. Some input data also results in two to three correct triangle solutions (e.g., if the specified triangle area and two sides - typically resulting in both acute and obtuse) triangle).

1. Use the Law of Cosines

a=20.18 b=11.8 β=17  b2=a2+c22accosβ 11.82=20.182+c22 20.18 c cos(17)  c238.596c+267.992=0  p=1;q=38.596;r=267.992 D=q24pr=38.596241267.992=417.717120723 D>0  c1,2=q±D2p=38.6±417.722 c1,2=19.29822998±10.2190645453 c1=29.5172945206 c2=9.07916543004   Factored form of the equation:  (c29.5172945206)(c9.07916543004)=0   c>0a = 20.18 \ \\ b = 11.8 \ \\ β = 17^\circ \ \\ \ \\ b^2 = a^2 + c^2 - 2ac \cos β \ \\ 11.8^2 = 20.18^2 + c^2 -2 \cdot \ 20.18 \cdot \ c \cdot \ \cos (17^\circ ) \ \\ \ \\ c^2 -38.596c +267.992 =0 \ \\ \ \\ p=1; q=-38.596; r=267.992 \ \\ D = q^2 - 4pr = 38.596^2 - 4\cdot 1 \cdot 267.992 = 417.717120723 \ \\ D>0 \ \\ \ \\ c_{1,2} = \dfrac{ -q \pm \sqrt{ D } }{ 2p } = \dfrac{ 38.6 \pm \sqrt{ 417.72 } }{ 2 } \ \\ c_{1,2} = 19.29822998 \pm 10.2190645453 \ \\ c_{1} = 29.5172945206 \ \\ c_{2} = 9.07916543004 \ \\ \ \\ \text{ Factored form of the equation: } \ \\ (c -29.5172945206) (c -9.07916543004) = 0 \ \\ \ \\ \ \\ c>0

Now we know the lengths of all three sides of the triangle, and the triangle is uniquely determined. Next, we calculate another its characteristics - same procedure as calculation of the triangle from the known three sides SSS.

a=20.18 b=11.8 c=29.52a = 20.18 \ \\ b = 11.8 \ \\ c = 29.52

2. The triangle perimeter is the sum of the lengths of its three sides

p=a+b+c=20.18+11.8+29.52=61.5p = a+b+c = 20.18+11.8+29.52 = 61.5

3. Semiperimeter of the triangle

The semiperimeter of the triangle is half its perimeter. The semiperimeter frequently appears in formulas for triangles that it is given a separate name. By the triangle inequality, the longest side length of a triangle is less than the semiperimeter.

s=p2=61.52=30.75s = \dfrac{ p }{ 2 } = \dfrac{ 61.5 }{ 2 } = 30.75

4. The triangle area using Heron's formula

Heron's formula gives the area of a triangle when the length of all three sides are known. There is no need to calculate angles or other distances in the triangle first. Heron's formula works equally well in all cases and types of triangles.

T=s(sa)(sb)(sc) T=30.75(30.7520.18)(30.7511.8)(30.7529.52) T=7582.39=87.08T = \sqrt{ s(s-a)(s-b)(s-c) } \ \\ T = \sqrt{ 30.75(30.75-20.18)(30.75-11.8)(30.75-29.52) } \ \\ T = \sqrt{ 7582.39 } = 87.08

5. Calculate the heights of the triangle from its area.

There are many ways to find the height of the triangle. The easiest way is from the area and base length. The area of a triangle is half of the product of the length of the base and the height. Every side of the triangle can be a base; there are three bases and three heights (altitudes). Triangle height is the perpendicular line segment from a vertex to a line containing the base.

T=aha2  ha=2 Ta=2 87.0820.18=8.63 hb=2 Tb=2 87.0811.8=14.76 hc=2 Tc=2 87.0829.52=5.9T = \dfrac{ a h _a }{ 2 } \ \\ \ \\ h _a = \dfrac{ 2 \ T }{ a } = \dfrac{ 2 \cdot \ 87.08 }{ 20.18 } = 8.63 \ \\ h _b = \dfrac{ 2 \ T }{ b } = \dfrac{ 2 \cdot \ 87.08 }{ 11.8 } = 14.76 \ \\ h _c = \dfrac{ 2 \ T }{ c } = \dfrac{ 2 \cdot \ 87.08 }{ 29.52 } = 5.9

6. Calculation of the inner angles of the triangle using a Law of Cosines

The Law of Cosines is useful for finding the angles of a triangle when we know all three sides. The cosine rule, also known as the law of cosines, relates all three sides of a triangle with an angle of a triangle. The Law of Cosines is the extrapolation of the Pythagorean theorem for any triangle. Pythagorean theorem works only in a right triangle. Pythagorean theorem is a special case of the Law of Cosines and can be derived from it because the cosine of 90° is 0. It is best to find the angle opposite the longest side first. With the Law of Cosines, there is also no problem with obtuse angles as with the Law of Sines, because cosine function is negative for obtuse angles, zero for right, and positive for acute angles. We also use inverse cosine called arccosine to determine the angle from cosine value.

a2=b2+c22bccosα  α=arccos(b2+c2a22bc)=arccos(11.82+29.52220.1822 11.8 29.52)=301"  b2=a2+c22accosβ β=arccos(a2+c2b22ac)=arccos(20.182+29.52211.822 20.18 29.52)=17 γ=180αβ=180301"17=1325959"a^2 = b^2+c^2 - 2bc \cos α \ \\ \ \\ α = \arccos(\dfrac{ b^2+c^2-a^2 }{ 2bc } ) = \arccos(\dfrac{ 11.8^2+29.52^2-20.18^2 }{ 2 \cdot \ 11.8 \cdot \ 29.52 } ) = 30^\circ 1" \ \\ \ \\ b^2 = a^2+c^2 - 2ac \cos β \ \\ β = \arccos(\dfrac{ a^2+c^2-b^2 }{ 2ac } ) = \arccos(\dfrac{ 20.18^2+29.52^2-11.8^2 }{ 2 \cdot \ 20.18 \cdot \ 29.52 } ) = 17^\circ \ \\ γ = 180^\circ - α - β = 180^\circ - 30^\circ 1" - 17^\circ = 132^\circ 59'59"

7. Inradius

An incircle of a triangle is a circle which is tangent to each side. An incircle center is called incenter and has a radius named inradius. All triangles have an incenter, and it always lies inside the triangle. The incenter is the intersection of the three angle bisectors. The product of the inradius and semiperimeter (half the perimeter) of a triangle is its area.

T=rs r=Ts=87.0830.75=2.83T = rs \ \\ r = \dfrac{ T }{ s } = \dfrac{ 87.08 }{ 30.75 } = 2.83

8. Circumradius

The circumcircle of a triangle is a circle that passes through all of the triangle's vertices, and the circumradius of a triangle is the radius of the triangle's circumcircle. Circumcenter (center of circumcircle) is the point where the perpendicular bisectors of a triangle intersect.

R=abc4 rs=20.18 11.8 29.524 2.832 30.749=20.18R = \dfrac{ a b c }{ 4 \ r s } = \dfrac{ 20.18 \cdot \ 11.8 \cdot \ 29.52 }{ 4 \cdot \ 2.832 \cdot \ 30.749 } = 20.18

9. Calculation of medians

A median of a triangle is a line segment joining a vertex to the midpoint of the opposite side. Every triangle has three medians, and they all intersect each other at the triangle's centroid. The centroid divides each median into parts in the ratio 2:1, with the centroid being twice as close to the midpoint of a side as it is to the opposite vertex. We use Apollonius's theorem to calculate the length of a median from the lengths of its side.

ma=2b2+2c2a22=2 11.82+2 29.52220.1822=20.086 mb=2c2+2a2b22=2 29.522+2 20.18211.822=24.585 mc=2a2+2b2c22=2 20.182+2 11.8229.5222=7.444m_a = \dfrac{ \sqrt{ 2b^2+2c^2 - a^2 } }{ 2 } = \dfrac{ \sqrt{ 2 \cdot \ 11.8^2+2 \cdot \ 29.52^2 - 20.18^2 } }{ 2 } = 20.086 \ \\ m_b = \dfrac{ \sqrt{ 2c^2+2a^2 - b^2 } }{ 2 } = \dfrac{ \sqrt{ 2 \cdot \ 29.52^2+2 \cdot \ 20.18^2 - 11.8^2 } }{ 2 } = 24.585 \ \\ m_c = \dfrac{ \sqrt{ 2a^2+2b^2 - c^2 } }{ 2 } = \dfrac{ \sqrt{ 2 \cdot \ 20.18^2+2 \cdot \ 11.8^2 - 29.52^2 } }{ 2 } = 7.444



#2 Obtuse scalene triangle.

Sides: a = 20.18   b = 11.8   c = 9.079916543

Area: T = 26.78438149391
Perimeter: p = 41.059916543
Semiperimeter: s = 20.5329582715

Angle ∠ A = α = 1509.999657981° = 149°59'59″ = 2.61879879086 rad
Angle ∠ B = β = 17° = 0.29767059728 rad
Angle ∠ C = γ = 133.0003420187° = 13°1″ = 0.22768987721 rad

Height: ha = 2.65444910742
Height: hb = 4.54396296507
Height: hc = 5.99000610013

Median: ma = 3.0054583574
Median: mb = 14.49221296728
Median: mc = 15.89442879291

Inradius: r = 1.30546448781
Circumradius: R = 20.1879791357

Vertex coordinates: A[9.079916543; 0] B[0; 0] C[19.29882299753; 5.99000610013]
Centroid: CG[9.45991318018; 1.96766870004]
Coordinates of the circumscribed circle: U[4.5439582715; 19.66325575139]
Coordinates of the inscribed circle: I[8.7329582715; 1.30546448781]

Exterior (or external, outer) angles of the triangle:
∠ A' = α' = 300.0003420187° = 30°1″ = 2.61879879086 rad
∠ B' = β' = 163° = 0.29767059728 rad
∠ C' = γ' = 1676.999657981° = 166°59'59″ = 0.22768987721 rad

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How did we calculate this triangle?

The calculation of the triangle progress in two phases. The first phase is such that we try to calculate all three sides of the triangle from the input parameters. The first phase is different for the different triangles query entered. The second phase is the calculation of other characteristics of the triangle, such as angles, area, perimeter, heights, the center of gravity, circle radii, etc. Some input data also results in two to three correct triangle solutions (e.g., if the specified triangle area and two sides - typically resulting in both acute and obtuse) triangle).

1. Use the Law of Cosines

a=20.18 b=11.8 β=17  b2=a2+c22accosβ 11.82=20.182+c22 20.18 c cos(17)  c238.596c+267.992=0  p=1;q=38.596;r=267.992 D=q24pr=38.596241267.992=417.717120723 D>0  c1,2=q±D2p=38.6±417.722 c1,2=19.29822998±10.2190645453 c1=29.5172945206 c2=9.07916543004   Factored form of the equation:  (c29.5172945206)(c9.07916543004)=0   c>0a = 20.18 \ \\ b = 11.8 \ \\ β = 17^\circ \ \\ \ \\ b^2 = a^2 + c^2 - 2ac \cos β \ \\ 11.8^2 = 20.18^2 + c^2 -2 \cdot \ 20.18 \cdot \ c \cdot \ \cos (17^\circ ) \ \\ \ \\ c^2 -38.596c +267.992 =0 \ \\ \ \\ p=1; q=-38.596; r=267.992 \ \\ D = q^2 - 4pr = 38.596^2 - 4\cdot 1 \cdot 267.992 = 417.717120723 \ \\ D>0 \ \\ \ \\ c_{1,2} = \dfrac{ -q \pm \sqrt{ D } }{ 2p } = \dfrac{ 38.6 \pm \sqrt{ 417.72 } }{ 2 } \ \\ c_{1,2} = 19.29822998 \pm 10.2190645453 \ \\ c_{1} = 29.5172945206 \ \\ c_{2} = 9.07916543004 \ \\ \ \\ \text{ Factored form of the equation: } \ \\ (c -29.5172945206) (c -9.07916543004) = 0 \ \\ \ \\ \ \\ c>0

Now we know the lengths of all three sides of the triangle, and the triangle is uniquely determined. Next, we calculate another its characteristics - same procedure as calculation of the triangle from the known three sides SSS.

a=20.18 b=11.8 c=9.08a = 20.18 \ \\ b = 11.8 \ \\ c = 9.08

2. The triangle perimeter is the sum of the lengths of its three sides

p=a+b+c=20.18+11.8+9.08=41.06p = a+b+c = 20.18+11.8+9.08 = 41.06

3. Semiperimeter of the triangle

The semiperimeter of the triangle is half its perimeter. The semiperimeter frequently appears in formulas for triangles that it is given a separate name. By the triangle inequality, the longest side length of a triangle is less than the semiperimeter.

s=p2=41.062=20.53s = \dfrac{ p }{ 2 } = \dfrac{ 41.06 }{ 2 } = 20.53

4. The triangle area using Heron's formula

Heron's formula gives the area of a triangle when the length of all three sides are known. There is no need to calculate angles or other distances in the triangle first. Heron's formula works equally well in all cases and types of triangles.

T=s(sa)(sb)(sc) T=20.53(20.5320.18)(20.5311.8)(20.539.08) T=717.37=26.78T = \sqrt{ s(s-a)(s-b)(s-c) } \ \\ T = \sqrt{ 20.53(20.53-20.18)(20.53-11.8)(20.53-9.08) } \ \\ T = \sqrt{ 717.37 } = 26.78

5. Calculate the heights of the triangle from its area.

There are many ways to find the height of the triangle. The easiest way is from the area and base length. The area of a triangle is half of the product of the length of the base and the height. Every side of the triangle can be a base; there are three bases and three heights (altitudes). Triangle height is the perpendicular line segment from a vertex to a line containing the base.

T=aha2  ha=2 Ta=2 26.7820.18=2.65 hb=2 Tb=2 26.7811.8=4.54 hc=2 Tc=2 26.789.08=5.9T = \dfrac{ a h _a }{ 2 } \ \\ \ \\ h _a = \dfrac{ 2 \ T }{ a } = \dfrac{ 2 \cdot \ 26.78 }{ 20.18 } = 2.65 \ \\ h _b = \dfrac{ 2 \ T }{ b } = \dfrac{ 2 \cdot \ 26.78 }{ 11.8 } = 4.54 \ \\ h _c = \dfrac{ 2 \ T }{ c } = \dfrac{ 2 \cdot \ 26.78 }{ 9.08 } = 5.9

6. Calculation of the inner angles of the triangle using a Law of Cosines

The Law of Cosines is useful for finding the angles of a triangle when we know all three sides. The cosine rule, also known as the law of cosines, relates all three sides of a triangle with an angle of a triangle. The Law of Cosines is the extrapolation of the Pythagorean theorem for any triangle. Pythagorean theorem works only in a right triangle. Pythagorean theorem is a special case of the Law of Cosines and can be derived from it because the cosine of 90° is 0. It is best to find the angle opposite the longest side first. With the Law of Cosines, there is also no problem with obtuse angles as with the Law of Sines, because cosine function is negative for obtuse angles, zero for right, and positive for acute angles. We also use inverse cosine called arccosine to determine the angle from cosine value.

a2=b2+c22bccosα  α=arccos(b2+c2a22bc)=arccos(11.82+9.08220.1822 11.8 9.08)=1495959"  b2=a2+c22accosβ β=arccos(a2+c2b22ac)=arccos(20.182+9.08211.822 20.18 9.08)=17 γ=180αβ=1801495959"17=131"a^2 = b^2+c^2 - 2bc \cos α \ \\ \ \\ α = \arccos(\dfrac{ b^2+c^2-a^2 }{ 2bc } ) = \arccos(\dfrac{ 11.8^2+9.08^2-20.18^2 }{ 2 \cdot \ 11.8 \cdot \ 9.08 } ) = 149^\circ 59'59" \ \\ \ \\ b^2 = a^2+c^2 - 2ac \cos β \ \\ β = \arccos(\dfrac{ a^2+c^2-b^2 }{ 2ac } ) = \arccos(\dfrac{ 20.18^2+9.08^2-11.8^2 }{ 2 \cdot \ 20.18 \cdot \ 9.08 } ) = 17^\circ \ \\ γ = 180^\circ - α - β = 180^\circ - 149^\circ 59'59" - 17^\circ = 13^\circ 1"

7. Inradius

An incircle of a triangle is a circle which is tangent to each side. An incircle center is called incenter and has a radius named inradius. All triangles have an incenter, and it always lies inside the triangle. The incenter is the intersection of the three angle bisectors. The product of the inradius and semiperimeter (half the perimeter) of a triangle is its area.

T=rs r=Ts=26.7820.53=1.3T = rs \ \\ r = \dfrac{ T }{ s } = \dfrac{ 26.78 }{ 20.53 } = 1.3

8. Circumradius

The circumcircle of a triangle is a circle that passes through all of the triangle's vertices, and the circumradius of a triangle is the radius of the triangle's circumcircle. Circumcenter (center of circumcircle) is the point where the perpendicular bisectors of a triangle intersect.

R=abc4 rs=20.18 11.8 9.084 1.305 20.53=20.18R = \dfrac{ a b c }{ 4 \ r s } = \dfrac{ 20.18 \cdot \ 11.8 \cdot \ 9.08 }{ 4 \cdot \ 1.305 \cdot \ 20.53 } = 20.18

9. Calculation of medians

A median of a triangle is a line segment joining a vertex to the midpoint of the opposite side. Every triangle has three medians, and they all intersect each other at the triangle's centroid. The centroid divides each median into parts in the ratio 2:1, with the centroid being twice as close to the midpoint of a side as it is to the opposite vertex. We use Apollonius's theorem to calculate the length of a median from the lengths of its side.

ma=2b2+2c2a22=2 11.82+2 9.08220.1822=3.005 mb=2c2+2a2b22=2 9.082+2 20.18211.822=14.492 mc=2a2+2b2c22=2 20.182+2 11.829.0822=15.894m_a = \dfrac{ \sqrt{ 2b^2+2c^2 - a^2 } }{ 2 } = \dfrac{ \sqrt{ 2 \cdot \ 11.8^2+2 \cdot \ 9.08^2 - 20.18^2 } }{ 2 } = 3.005 \ \\ m_b = \dfrac{ \sqrt{ 2c^2+2a^2 - b^2 } }{ 2 } = \dfrac{ \sqrt{ 2 \cdot \ 9.08^2+2 \cdot \ 20.18^2 - 11.8^2 } }{ 2 } = 14.492 \ \\ m_c = \dfrac{ \sqrt{ 2a^2+2b^2 - c^2 } }{ 2 } = \dfrac{ \sqrt{ 2 \cdot \ 20.18^2+2 \cdot \ 11.8^2 - 9.08^2 } }{ 2 } = 15.894

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