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  • 5 years ago

A slide 5.7 meters long makes an angle of thirty-two degrees with the ground. How high is the top of the slide above the ground? I'm having a hard time solving this. I don't know what to do with it.

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  1. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    did you draw the picture? You can construct a right triangle with hypotenuse 5.7 meters and angle of elevation 32 degrees. sin=O/H. sin(32)=height/5.7. 5.7*sin(32) is your height.

  2. anonymous
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    make sure the calculator is in degree mode

  3. anonymous
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    Degree mode?

  4. anonymous
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    yes some calculators have different modes for angles in radians and angles in degrees

  5. anonymous
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    does the solution make sense?

  6. anonymous
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    No, it's none of the options that I'm given.

  7. anonymous
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    let me type it in real quick.

  8. anonymous
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    i get 3.02 m

  9. anonymous
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    that's not a choice?

  10. anonymous
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    No, I have 1.42 m, 1.55 m, 2.45 m, and 1.36 m. This problem is really confusing.

  11. anonymous
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    the angle between the ground and the slide is 32 degrees and the slide is 5.7 meters long?

  12. anonymous
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    if that's correct the height is 5.7sin(32)

  13. anonymous
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    Hmmm. I'm having a talk with my teacher tomorrow.

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