This video is all about using the cosine rule, and is aimed at around grade 6 GCSE Maths.
It’s quite likely to be a non calculator question. You need to find x after being given three sides of a triangle (x+2), (root73) and (2x-3); as well as one angle of 60 degrees.
These types of questions appear in all the main examination boards, including Edexcel, AQA and OCR. They are popular and, once you have the basic principles, fairly similar. Please do stop the video, try the question and compare your solution!
I hope the video helps and please do leave a comment – thanks!
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I hope it becomes a little clearer as you work through the quick test videos, before moving on to the higher levels. They do take a bit of a leap forward, although should be OK if you have viewed the earlier ones.
If you would like to find out more try these!
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