Yes, in a given triangle the longest side is always opposite the largest angle. Just use the cosine rule for that side.I have a triangle, with sides 8.5, 6.8, and 9.4, what is the largest angle?
I think that it will always be the angle opposite the longest side, and used the cosine rule from there, along with trig identies to find the largest possible angle (<180).
Is this a correct method?
Sorry, but you are the one who is "absolutely wrong". You might be thinking that if the triangle is very large then a side opposite a small angle can be "big"- but in that case the other sides will be even larger.You' re absolutely wrong! You can have a big side with a small angle as its opposite.
I think you'll have to calculate, no general way to do it. :)
The largest side is always opposite the largest angle. consider a triangle with anglesYou' re absolutely wrong! You can have a big side with a small angle as its opposite.
I think you'll have to calculate, no general way to do it. :)