# Law of Sines and Ambiguous Cases Worksheets

What is the Law of Sines and the Ambiguous Cases? We are aware of the generic law of sines which are used in figuring out the unknown values of the sides or angles in a triangle. However, some cases make it hard for the generic law of sines to be effective. The ambiguous case occurs when one uses the law of sines to find out the missing parameters of a triangle. The known parameters are two sides and an angle opposite one to those angles, making it an SSA triangle. Thus, for the ambiguous cases, three possible situations are possible, which are given below. No triangle with the given information exists. One such triangle exists. Two distinct triangles may be formed which can satisfy the original law of sines conditions.

• ### Basic Lesson

Guides students solving equations that involve an Law of Sines and Ambiguous Cases. Demonstrates answer checking. How many distinct triangles can be drawn given these measurements?

• ### Intermediate Lesson

Demonstrates how to solve more difficult problems.

• ### Independent Practice 1

A really great activity for allowing students to understand the concept of Law of Sines and Ambiguous Cases.

• ### Independent Practice 2

Students find the Law of Sines and Ambiguous Cases in assorted problems. The answers can be found below.

• ### Homework Worksheet

>Students are provided with problems to achieve the concepts of Law of Sines and Ambiguous Cases.

• ### Skill Quiz

This tests the students ability to evaluate Law of Sines and Ambiguous Cases.