# How do you know which method to use to solve a triangle?

##### 1 Answer

Oct 13, 2016

Here is a view of methods to solve oblique (non-right) triangles.

#### Explanation:

Solving oblique triangles involves looking at what information you're given and either applying the Law of Sines or the Law of Cosines to solve the triangle.

The law of sines is

**When do we use Law of Sines?**

Warning: the angle-side-side case risks to be an ambiguous case: 0, 1 or 2 solutions possible

**When do we use Law of Cosines?**

Hopefully this helps!