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neverforgetvivisteeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
IN A TRIANGLE
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neverforgetvivisteeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
for basic trig ratios it does
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bob06Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i think. draw a picture and show me your triangle
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neverforgetvivisteeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1322533988575:dw
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neverforgetvivisteeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
what's an easy way to figure out the opposite or adjacent?
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bob06Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
The two sides making an angle are adjacent to the angle. The third side, the one that doesn't touch the angle, is the opposite side.
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yakeygleeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
The adjacent leg is a nonhypotenuse side that shares the angle. For instance, \(\angle BAC\) has the adjacent side \(\overline{BA}\) and thus opposite side \(\overline{BC}\).
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bob06Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
opposite is across from the angle and adjacent is the sides touching the angle.
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neverforgetvivisteeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
but they're both touching the angle
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neverforgetvivisteeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
but that's the hypotenuse?
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neverforgetvivisteeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
opposite and adjacent sides are both touching the angle
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yakeygleeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
That was a bad example. \(\overline{BC}\) is not touching \(\angle BAC\).
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neverforgetvivisteeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yakeyglee can you explain it for 5 year olds because i don't get what you typed
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neverforgetvivisteeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
The adjacent leg is a nonhypotenuse side that shares the angle. For instance, ∠BAC has the adjacent side BA−−− and thus opposite side BC−−−.
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neverforgetvivisteeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
please come back PLEASE!!!
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yakeygleeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Do you see how \(\overline{BC}\) is NOT touching \(\angle BAC\)?
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neverforgetvivisteeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
<bac? the angle whole angle or just one part?
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yakeygleeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
What do you mean just part of the angle? The angle formed by points B, A, and C, with A being the vertex. The angle at point A.
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neverforgetvivisteeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1322534541597:dw like this?
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yakeygleeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
However, we're considering just the angle part, not the sides itself. The actual angle part (where the bend is) is opposite \(\overline{BC}\), yes?
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neverforgetvivisteeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yes... but how do you know that bend part is the opposite? what about the other side where C is?
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dw:1322534666075:dw
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yakeygleeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
That one is adjacent to \(\overline{BC}\) because it literally lies right next to \(\overline{BC}\).
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yakeygleeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Whereas \(\angle BAC\) does not.
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neverforgetvivisteeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so bc is where your angle lies? why not ba?
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yakeygleeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
\(\overline{BC}\) is the leg next to \(\angle BCA\) so thus it is the adjacent side to \(\angle BCA\). The other leg (\(\overline{BA}\)) is NOT next to \(\angle BCA\) so therefore it is the opposite leg.
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neverforgetvivisteeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
why is bca important? is it because it has the hypotenuse?
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yakeygleeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
No, because it's an angle in the triangle that's not the rightangle!
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neverforgetvivisteeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
huh?? what about bac?
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neverforgetvivisteeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
please don't give up on me :( i have a huge test tomorrow and i'll get an F if i don't get this
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yakeygleeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Look at this picture and just memorize which sides correspond to which terms relative to the labeled angle. Beware that the letters are labeled slightly different in this picture than yours (so you must be able to identify which is which without angles and sides labeled  if someone points to an angle in a right triangle, you should be able to say which is the adjacent and which is the opposite.). I honestly don't know how to explain this any clearer. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_mVknEnsSXI/S_UDj_mE8lI/AAAAAAAAADI/X9ULOiOGIJ0/s1600/tric.png
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yakeygleeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
The labeled angle in that image would be your \(\theta\).
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