Sine Law Fishing Rod

An Ambiguous Case of Triangle Construction Move the point FreeLine to invsetigate where your hook ends up. Use the sliders to adjust the values to investigate the following possibilities: If the Line is less than the Height (Line<Height), then there is no triangle possible (NO solution) If the Line exactly equals the Height (Line=Height), there is a right-triangle (ONE solution) If the Line is longer than the height but shorter than the rod (Height<Line<Rod), there are TWO solutions If the Line is equal to or longer then the Rod (Line>=Rod) then there is ONE solution
Adapted from dweppler's Worksheet by Kathryn Brenneman for MA 111 at NCSU.