anonymous
  • anonymous
From a hot air balloon, the angle between a radio antenna straight below and the base of the library downtown is 57°, as shown below. If the height of the balloon is 15 miles, what is the distance between the radio antenna and the library?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Howdy.
anonymous
  • anonymous
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anonymous
  • anonymous
What is wrong?

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anonymous
  • anonymous
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Oooh. Cool. Got it.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Alright, so the first step is to figure out which trig function is worth using. To figure this out, I like to find where the angle I know is and then label my sides opposite, adjacent, and hypotenuse.
anonymous
  • anonymous
You know which side is which?
anonymous
  • anonymous
The hypotenuse is the opposite side of 15 miles and the adjacent side is...have no idea?
anonymous
  • anonymous
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Cool? The 15 miles side is adjacent to the angle we know. The x side is opposite from that angle. The hypotenuse is always the long side, the one opposite from the right angle.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Well I got the hypotenuse side right :) Okay got the other sides, thanks!
anonymous
  • anonymous
1 sec...
anonymous
  • anonymous
I am not really sure, I am not good at geometry, would you like me to try to get someone else here?
anonymous
  • anonymous
sorry, but do you want me to try to get someone that know it here?
anonymous
  • anonymous
It's okay :) You don't have to do that! Haha I'll just guess :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
no! wait, let me get someone
anonymous
  • anonymous
@amistre64 @lgbasallote @imranmeah91 @LagrangeSon678 @AccessDenied
anonymous
  • anonymous
Mildly obnoxious, bro. lols.
anonymous
  • anonymous
it works...
anonymous
  • anonymous
Abbie, the side you know is adjacent. The side you need to know is opposite. See that? Which trig function involves opposite and adjacent?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Oh okay I see that. And tangent!
lgbasallote
  • lgbasallote
uhmm im assuming no help necessary anymore?
anonymous
  • anonymous
I am pretty sure that it is... Is it abbie?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yes, it's tangent. Write an equation using tangent. Tan(57) = opposite/adjacent = x/15 solve for x
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yeah, I think so too @Drake Thank you for helping me :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
Thanks @SmoothMath :)

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