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Law of Cosines
HamvergerRadio, please note: The "Laws of Cosines" is plural, NOT singular. There are three formulas based on the article's triangular drawing. They are as follows
You can Google the "Laws of Cosines" and verify this easy fact.
- Hello, I don't intend on discouraging you if you are making good faith edits. I'm not a math expert, your edits just set off some red flags to people watching recent changes. It may help to :
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- and finally, you may have biased the regulars against your proposed changes already, so you may have to put the reasoning behind your edit on the talk page --HamburgerRadio (talk) 00:14, 4 November 2009 (UTC)
- Hello. I do know my maths far beyond what most people have learnt, and do know what I am talking about. These three formulae are all the same, but with the letters transposed. Take the second formula, rotate the triangle, and it is the same as the first formula. Martin451 (talk) 00:33, 4 November 2009 (UTC)
Yes, you are using deductive reasoning to come to that conclusion. The Law of Cosines is definable and is a recognizable identity. The deductive reasoning is the proof giving us each identity. For all triangles, the Law of Cosines is comprised of three identies, as I have shown.
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