Its typically helpful to start with a drawing. Here is ##ABCD## as given by the problem.

We are looking for the length of the shorter diagonal which is segment ##BD##. This segment forms a triangle with the two known sides. Since we know two sides and the angel connecting them we can use to solve for the unknown segment.

The law of cosines tells us that ##c^2 = a^2 + b^2 – 2ab cos(C)## for the triangle labeled above. If we choose our two known sides for ##a## and ##b## and our known angle for ##C## we can solve for the length of the diagonal ##c##.

##c^2 = 14^2 + 8^2 – 2 ( 14 )(8)cos(60^o) ~~ 12.17##