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The sine of an angle theta that is part of a right triangle, not the right angle, is the opposite side divided by the hypotenuse. As a result, you could determine the hypotenuse by dividing the opposite side by the sine (theta)...

sine (theta) = opposite/hypotenuse

hypotenuse = opposite/sine (theta)

...Except that this won't work when sine (theta) is zero, which it is when theta is a multiple of pi. In this case, of course, the right triangle degrades to a straight line, and the hypotenuse, so to speak, is the same as the adjacent side.

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