# Trig. Law of Cosines

posted by
**ashley** on
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Show that any triangle with standard labeling...

a^2+b^2+c^2/2abc = cos(alpha)/a + cos(beta)/b + cos(gamma)/c

I don't get it. Can someone please help me.

Start here with the law of cosines:

a^2 = b^2 + c^2 -2bc Cos A

b^2 = a^2 + c^2 -2ac Cos B

c^2 = a^2 + b^2 - 2ab Cos C

Add the three equations. divide both sides by 2abc