A community for students.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
 2 years ago
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?
 2 years ago
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?

This Question is Closed

MIMI23
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.06 sin 50 6 cot 50 6/sec50 6/cot50

MIMI23
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Is anyone going to help me ?

dpflan
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Are you familiar with SOH CAH TOA? SOH  opposite / hypotenuse CAH  adjacent / hypotenuse TOA  opposite / adjacent

dpflan
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2You are given the angle, 50 degrees, and the length of the opposite side from the angle, which is 6m

dpflan
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Therefore, 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

dpflan
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Which two sides do you have work with relative to the angle 50 degrees?

dpflan
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2All right, let's figure it out. You have 3 sides, can you identify the hypotenuse in the picture?

dpflan
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2You know that it is a right triangle, because there is a 90 degree angle at the bottom left of the triangle

dpflan
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Cool, which is which side? The left side, the bottom side, or the right side?

dpflan
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2In a right triangle, 90 is the large possible angle, and in triangles, the largest side is opposite the largest angle

dpflan
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2The left is the side that is 6m, that is the one you mean?

dpflan
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Cool, from the picture I drew, you're saying 'CB' is the hypotensue?

dpflan
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Right on, that's it! So in the picture of the sail, the hypotenuse is the right side, just like in the drawing

dpflan
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Now, 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) = ?
Ask your own question
Sign UpFind more explanations on OpenStudy
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.