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If angle alpha and side $b$ is known in this isosceles triangle, how long is the base $a$? I know this is very basic but I don't know any trigonometry so I don't really know what to do here.

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Law of Sines......

$$\frac{a}{\sin\alpha} = \frac{b}{\sin(\frac{180 - \alpha}{2})}$$

$$a = \frac{b\cdot \sin\alpha}{\sin(\frac{180 - \alpha}{2})}$$

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hint: $a^2 = b^2+b^2-2b^2\cos(\alpha)$ is known as the law of cosine in a triangle. Can you take it from here?

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