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MIMI23
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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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MIMI23 Group Title
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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6 sin 50 6 cot 50 6/sec50 6/cot50
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Is anyone going to help me ?
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dpflan Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Sure, let me try
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Are you familiar with SOH CAH TOA? SOH  opposite / hypotenuse CAH  adjacent / hypotenuse TOA  opposite / adjacent
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You are given the angle, 50 degrees, and the length of the opposite side from the angle, which is 6m
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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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Which two sides do you have work with relative to the angle 50 degrees?
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All right, let's figure it out. You have 3 sides, can you identify the hypotenuse in the picture?
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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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the longest side
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dpflan Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Cool, which is which side? The left side, the bottom side, or the right side?
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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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dw:1345139761433:dw
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The left is the side that is 6m, that is the one you mean?
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Cool, from the picture I drew, you're saying 'CB' is the hypotensue?
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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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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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