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PLEASE HELP ME!The sail of a boat is in the shape of a right triangle, as shown below.
Which expression shows the length, in meters, of the side adjacent to the 50 degree angle?
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PLEASE HELP ME!The sail of a boat is in the shape of a right triangle, as shown below. Which expression shows the length, in meters, of the side adjacent to the 50 degree angle?
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MIMI23Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
6 sin 50 6 cot 50 6/sec50 6/cot50
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Is anyone going to help me ?
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dpflanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Are you familiar with SOH CAH TOA? SOH  opposite / hypotenuse CAH  adjacent / hypotenuse TOA  opposite / adjacent
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dpflanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
You are given the angle, 50 degrees, and the length of the opposite side from the angle, which is 6m
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dpflanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Therefore, what trigonometric relation do you think you should work with, given that you want to find the length of the adjacent side for the angle
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dpflanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Which two sides do you have work with relative to the angle 50 degrees?
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dpflanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
All right, let's figure it out. You have 3 sides, can you identify the hypotenuse in the picture?
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dpflanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
You know that it is a right triangle, because there is a 90 degree angle at the bottom left of the triangle
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dpflanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Cool, which is which side? The left side, the bottom side, or the right side?
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dpflanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
In a right triangle, 90 is the large possible angle, and in triangles, the largest side is opposite the largest angle
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dpflanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
The left is the side that is 6m, that is the one you mean?
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dpflanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Cool, from the picture I drew, you're saying 'CB' is the hypotensue?
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dpflanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Right on, that's it! So in the picture of the sail, the hypotenuse is the right side, just like in the drawing
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dpflanBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Now, can you tell me what the functions of angle B are in the drawing, use the line segments like you just did to identify the hypotenuse. sin(b) = ? cos(b) = ? tan(b) = ?
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