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Help please? A 15 meter post is supported by a cable. The cable is attached to the post 3 meters from the top and makes a 30 degree angle with the post. How far from the base of the post is the other end of the cable anchored to the ground?

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  1. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    tan(30) = g/12 12 tan(30) = g

  2. anonymous
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    I got 12 sqrt 3 meters. I'm not so sure, though.

  3. amistre64
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    12/sqrt(3) if i see it right; which is just 4sqrt(3)

  4. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    OOOOHHH! Now i know my mistake! The angle is found between the cable and the post, NOT THE GROUND!! Haha silly me! Anyway, thank you!!

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    youre welcome :)

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