Video lessons with examples and solutions to help High School students
learn how to use the law of cosines.

The Law of Cosines

One method for solving for a missing length or angle of a triangle is by using the law of cosines. The law of cosines is similar to the Pythagorean theorem, but it works for all triangles, not just right triangles. In order to understand how to use the law of cosines effectively, one must understand the cosine function and inverse trigonometric functions.

Learn how to solve a triangle using the law of cosines.
Law of cosines

Introduction to the law of cosines to solve for a side of a triangle when 2 sides and an angle are known

Trigonometry: The Law of Cosines
The Law of Cosines

In this video, I give the formula for the 'Law of Cosines' and do one 'applied' example.

You can use the free Mathway calculator and problem solver below to practice Algebra or other math topics. Try the given examples, or type in your own problem and check your answer with the step-by-step explanations.

One method for solving for a missing length or angle of a triangle is by using the law of cosines. The law of cosines is similar to the Pythagorean theorem, but it works for all triangles, not just right triangles. In order to understand how to use the law of cosines effectively, one must understand the cosine function and inverse trigonometric functions.

Learn how to solve a triangle using the law of cosines.

Introduction to the law of cosines to solve for a side of a triangle when 2 sides and an angle are known

In this video, I give the formula for the 'Law of Cosines' and do one 'applied' example.

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You can use the free Mathway calculator and problem solver below to practice Algebra or other math topics. Try the given examples, or type in your own problem and check your answer with the step-by-step explanations.

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