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Suppose AD=1. Find the length of each of the other line segments in the figure. When radicals appear in an answer, leave the answer in that form rather than using a calculator. No CALCULATOR.
I will post a drawing. and this is under RIGHT TRIANGLES in PRECAL @hartnn @timo86m
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Suppose AD=1. Find the length of each of the other line segments in the figure. When radicals appear in an answer, leave the answer in that form rather than using a calculator. No CALCULATOR. I will post a drawing. and this is under RIGHT TRIANGLES in PRECAL @hartnn @timo86m
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
So far I figured: first triangle: AD________ <D=90 deg <A=30 deg <E= im going to say 60 deg. middle triangle: AE_________ AB_________ BE__________ <A_________ <B=90 deg <E=45 deg bottom triangle: BC____________ CE____________ <B____________ <C=60 deg. <E____________
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gezimbashaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
The sum of angles within each triangle is always 180 deg. So you were right when you assumed that <E is 60 deg on the first triangle. Try computing the rest of the angles and then I will help you with the lengths.
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
YAY! thank you for dble checking my 60 deg. okay thank you so far i have....
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
first triangle: <D=90 <A=30 <E=60 2nd triangle: <B=90 <E=45 <A=45 right? last Triangle: <B=90 <C=60 <E=75 right?
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gezimbashaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Ok, your first two triangles are perfect. Your last triangle has a small mistake. Double check it. Its a small error on your calculation.
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gezimbashaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
No no, you were right at <B=90. If <B=90 and your other angle is <C=60. <E=180(B+C) , hence your <E=30. Heh, small error. Dont worry. Let's continue with lengths now. Have you studied trigonometry?
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
okay thank you. No i haven't studied trignometry before, today my instructor guided us further into trig. functions, and triangles, but she goes so fast I am trying to keep up in our homework
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
i thank you for taking the time to assit me with this, its a pain to me cuz i dont really understand it as much as i want to for some reason
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gezimbashaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Hey dont worry. It's difficult at first. Glad to help, and its good to see that people want to learn not just get their homework solved by someone else. Now let me solve one of the triangles of you, and then I will watch and you solve the other two. I will solve the first triangle. Hang on.
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
OH! and we got this chart from the book i dont know if it will help: heita or theta(circle with a line going horizontal) Heita / Sin / Cos / Tan 30 deg 1/2 squ.rt.3 /2 squ rt 3 / 3 45 deg squ rt2/2 squrt. 2/2 1 60 deg squrt3/2 1/2 squrt 3
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gezimbashaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
dw:1348606638092:dw We know that a =1, because AD=1. Now we use the trigonometry equations, and the chart you provided,\[\sin (60)=\frac{ a }{ c } =\frac{ 1 }{ c }\]we know from the table that \[\sin(60)=\frac{ \sqrt{3}}{ 2 }\]when we make that equal to 1/c, we get; \[\frac{ \sqrt{3} }{ 2 } = \frac{ 1 }{ c}\]and from there c is equal to the inverse of the result in the left,\[c=\frac{2}{\sqrt{3}}\]We repeat the same calculation for b, but this time instead of sin(60) we use sin(30). And we get,\[\sin(30)=\frac{b}{c}\]Now we know c from the result above so we substitute.\[\frac{ 1 }{ 2 } = \frac{b \sqrt{3}}{2}\]Multiply both sides by two, and you get\[1=b\sqrt{3}\]Divide by sqrt(3) and you get,\[b=\frac{1}{\sqrt{3}}\]
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
WOOW. lol okay sorry okay i am barely on the first part Sin60=Opp/Hyp so sin 60= 1/c okay sorry im taking such a step at a time. and Just letting you know ahead of time. Im going to take off at 220 to get sister from school and Ill be back by 245. Is it okay If i try and read thru your notes and get back to you around 245?
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gezimbashaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Ok hang on. What timezone you at? Time over here is 11:13PM. I will probably be awake tho. I can help you. Dont worry.
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
for the first one when we did the C, i multiplied up and down of the...i think its called a rational the squ 3... well i did...\[C \sqrt{3} / 2 = 2, then (C/1 )\sqrt{3}/2 = 1/C (C/1) \to get: C \sqrt{3} = 2/\sqrt{3} then i mult. both \right side by \sqrt{3} the \top and bottom \to get 2\sqrt{3} / \sqrt{9} giving me the answer 2\sqrt{3}/3\]
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
AH! okay my thingy didnt work with everything i typed. its 2:15pm in the US. Okay if u have to go I understand. Well have a goodnite, i have to start taking off. thank you for everything
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gezimbashaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Lol, no i don't have to go. I just wanted to know what time it is because i didnt understand 220. But now its ok. I'll be around. Just reply when you're back.
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
okay thank you i will.
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
okay let me review the work u placed again give me a min. please.
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gezimbashaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Hey welcome back! Let's get to solving the probs then.
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
haha okay, hey where are you that the time is night?
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
okay from this: first part, where did the 2 come from? We repeat the same calculation for b, but this time instead of sin(60) we use sin(30). And we get, sin(30)=bc Now we know c from the result above so we substitute. 12=b3√2 Multiply both sides by two, and you get 1=b3√ Divide by sqrt(3) and you get, b=13√
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I live in Kosovo, which is in Europe. I need some clarification. Which 2 are you asking about?
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
wow, ive always wanted to go to europe. okay the 2 as in the number 2 Now we know c from the result above so we substitute. sin 30 12=b3√2
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
okay i dont know if u could see my last typing. but ill draw what i have gotten as an answer.
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gezimbashaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Hehe, its a great place really. Europe is nice. I visited a couple of countries myself this summer. Was pretty cool. The two comes from the fact that:dw:1348610270623:dw
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
okay im done, is that right tho?
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gezimbashaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Hmm hang on a minute, ill solve the whole problem and check yoru answers one by one.
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
okay. haha oh man, i thought you had fallen asleep for a sec. thank u for waitin for me to finish
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gezimbashaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
lol, no dont worry, i'm awake. i will help you solve this prob completely.
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gezimbashaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Have you tried solving the third triangle or the middle triangle?
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
im trying to work on them right now, but it looks as tho i need a length, but im still going by the degrees. right now im trying to do the middle one and im using the first triangle measurements as an example to look back onto for guidence
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
But, i think Im going to u
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
haha but i think im going to use a=1 for AC=1 because i need something to use as an opposite
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gezimbashaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Ok, here's what we have then..dw:1348611838196:dw
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
YA, thats what i have so far, haha but i forgot to place the 1 for x in the far right for length
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gezimbashaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
You dont need to compute AC, lets compute AB first. We can use \[\tan (45)=\frac{ AB }{ \frac{2}{\sqrt{3}} }\]This gives you\[1=\frac{AB}{\frac{2}{\sqrt{3}}}\]And from that\[AB=\frac{2}{\sqrt{3}}\]
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
dw:1348612135479:dw the part where i put a dot it would be the same exact answer right for the length to solve the next triangle?
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gezimbashaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Yes, you have the following values,\[AD=1\]\[AE=\frac{2}{\sqrt{3}}\]\[DE=\frac{1}{\sqrt{3}}\]
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
now with filling out the middle triangle, i use either of the answers from the first one to get the answer for the middle one. okay let me see. Sorry im taking so long. i feel like im keeping u
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
AH! sorry for saying sorry
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gezimbashaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
lol relax don't worry. I am enjoying this. Otherwise I wouldn't be here. You try to solve that, and I will wait for your answer.
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
okay, well right now im trying to figure out which is best, so im going to stick with dw:1348612826468:dw
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gezimbashaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Ok, very good. Calculate that and draw the triangle and tell me where x is.
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
how would u multiply dw:1348612939771:dw
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gezimbashaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Ok, hang on. You do know SOH CAH TOA right? That will help you alot in trigonometry.
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
OH SORRY. how would i go about mulitplying...dw:1348613263475:dw yea I got the hang of SOH CAH TOA, but i cant seem to figure out a way to remember the other ones like cot or sec i think the other was scs? haha
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gezimbashaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
dw:1348613426139:dw
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
okay, thank you, i thought it would be a 4 then squ rt 6, thank you for clarifying
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
okay but is that the answer for the side .....AB? did i do it ?
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gezimbashaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Hmm, how did you get to that multiplication? You're close tho...
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
dang im always close. ill draw it.
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gezimbashaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Yes but you dont have a multiplicationdw:1348613976437:dw
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
why is the X over the AE length?
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gezimbashaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Because you are using sin which means opposite over hypotenuse.
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
dw:1348614388796:dw I rotated it, i think its confusing me when its laying down.
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Okay i see it Sin= Opp/hyp.
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gezimbashaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Yes, but you have two 45, so you need to use 904545.
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
AH haha sorry hold on
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dw:1348614636423:dw
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gezimbashaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Ok now just take AE and divide it by sqrt(2) and you will get x. Which means you effectively solve both AB and BE.
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I got 4  sq.rt. 6
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
this is what im getting, im so confused
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gezimbashaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
dw:1348615010146:dw Close again haha :))
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gezimbashaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Divide the other way around.
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
oh... okay i got that. Now i see how you told me I was close. I had to make it a fraction
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
so that 2 / sq.rt 6 is lengths Ab & Ae?
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gezimbashaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Yes.. you're catching quick!. Let's continue with the third triangle.
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
dw:1348615336270:dw okay let me see the next part
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gezimbashaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Ok, try to solve and send the solution to me.
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
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gezimbashaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Perfect! Calculate that and show result..
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gezimbashaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Be careful with the nominator. You have division not multiplication there.
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
do i multiply the numerator and denomenator by sq. rt. 6? if I do I get: 2sqrt 6 / 3sqrt 6
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gezimbashaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
\[\tan(60)=\sqrt{3}\]And use this,\[x\sqrt{3}=\frac{2}{\sqrt{6}}\]
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
okay let me look at it again
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
so i wasn't close then. :/ hmm. okay on the = squrt 3, where did that come from?? on the tan60 = 3 from that chart thingy i first drew
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gezimbashaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Heita / Sin / Cos / Tan 30 deg 1/2 squ.rt.3 /2 squ rt 3 / 3 45 deg squ rt2/2 squrt. 2/2 1 60 deg squrt3/2 1/2 squrt 3 It's sqrt(3) not 3 :))
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
so dang............I put it wrong ROAR! sorry
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
okay so where did the x come from when u putdw:1348616685558:dw
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
wait, is the X there because we're trying to find X right?
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lilsis76Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
okay dw:1348617331171:dw
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gezimbashaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
nevermind that, it was my mistake. I just divided by sqrt(3)
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