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 2 years ago
Ben is a safety inspector for a family gym. Recently, guests have been complaining about the diving board saying that it is leaning towards the water. Ben needs to know whether this diving board is standing up straight or not. Ben measures the height of the diving board to be 15 feet. The pool is 13 feet across and he measures the diagonal from the other side of the pool to the top of the diving board to be 21 feet. Is the diving board at a 90 degree angle with the ground? Explain how you know.
 2 years ago
Ben is a safety inspector for a family gym. Recently, guests have been complaining about the diving board saying that it is leaning towards the water. Ben needs to know whether this diving board is standing up straight or not. Ben measures the height of the diving board to be 15 feet. The pool is 13 feet across and he measures the diagonal from the other side of the pool to the top of the diving board to be 21 feet. Is the diving board at a 90 degree angle with the ground? Explain how you know.

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AngelicDragon
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Well, from the information given, we can use sine and cosine formulas to find the angles. Remember this SOHCAHTOA (sine = opposite/hypotenuse, cosine = adjacent/hypotenuse, and tangent = opposite/adjacent)

Yumira
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I tryed Using Formulas but i still dont seem to get it /;

AngelicDragon
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1we'll say A=13ft, B=15ft, and C=21ft sin A = 13/21 that gives us 0.6190... which is about 38º

AngelicDragon
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1If you put your calculator to degree mode and then put in sine 38 it should give you 0.6156...

Yumira
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the formula they gave us was A2+B2=C2

AngelicDragon
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1oh... I completely forgot about the Pythagorean Theorem! I'm doing Trig Functions in my math so that's why that come to mind

Yumira
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yeahh Im Like Im Pre Cal And This Comes Up And I was like niceee . give me stuff i forget

AngelicDragon
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Okay well we'll still use A=13ft B=15ft and C=21ft \[13^{2}+15^{2}=21^{2}\] 169 + 225 = 441 394 = 441 It's not a right triangle

AngelicDragon
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I'm in Precal as well!!!

Yumira
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thanks :D Just Saved My Life (:

AngelicDragon
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Welcome!!! =) (= <3

AngelicDragon
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1If you ever need help just ask. If I don't know I'll tell you that I don't
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