non-oblique means right so use the Pythagorean TheoremI have a non-oblique triangle.
I know the base and the height, and I know the difference between the lengths of the other two sides. How would I calculate the lengths of those two sides?
I'm not sure how trigonometric functions would apply to the solution methods for this algebraic equation. The solution would likely start by squaring both sides (which will eliminate the absolute value), simplifying, isolating the remaining radical, and then squaring again.Given this equation:
e = abs(sqrt((a - x)2 + (b - y)2) - sqrt((c - x)2 + (d - y)2))
How can I solve for y if all other variables are known.
Hope that makes it clearer. I assumed a trigonometric solution was the way to go.