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Homework Help: Trig - Ambiguous case?

  1. Jan 18, 2005 #1
    In triangle ABC, a=8cm and angle A = 62 degrees. Find a value for b so that angle B has

    a) two possible values
    b) one possible value
    c) no value

    I drew this out and everything, but I don't really know what to do. All the other problems related to the ambiguous case allow you to use b sin A to solve for the height, so that you can compare the length of the side opposite the given angle to see how many triangles, if any, are possible. Tia!
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  3. Jan 18, 2005 #2


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    Do you know the sine law? sinA/a=sinB/b=sinC/c
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