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Find the value of x. Round to the nearest tenth. The diagram is not drawn to scale
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Find the value of x. Round to the nearest tenth. The diagram is not drawn to scale
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amistre64Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
which trig function would you use with the information given?
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frogs29Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
wouldnt you use cosine?
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amistre64Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
start out by writing down the 3 basic trig functions for me ...
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frogs29Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
well there are sine and cosine i know for sure
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amistre64Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
good, and also tangent. how do we define them in terms of the sides of a triangle? using opposite, adjacent, and hypotenuse ...
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frogs29Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
tangent and cotangent?
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frogs29Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
in not sure to be honest
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amistre64Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
then that is what you need to work on. sin = opp/hyp cos = adj/hyp tan = opp/adj given these 3 basic trig functions, which one uses the information given?
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amistre64Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
you might wanna use words that you like :) i tend to use over, next.to, and slant becasue they sound less babbley
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frogs29Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So this triangle i would use tangent then?
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amistre64Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
correct tan(a) = over/next.to , lets fill in whats given tan(15) = x/12 how do we move this about to get x all alone?
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frogs29Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i have a quetion first. where and how do you get 15?
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amistre64Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
i have old eyes :) i read the 12 and 35 together and saw 15
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frogs29Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
oh ok lol so it would be tan(35)=x/12?
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amistre64Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
yes, then its just a little algebra to solve for x
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frogs29Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so then i would multiply 12 and 35 together?
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amistre64Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
you are on the right track, but lets clarify that alittle 12 * tan(35) = x you need a table or calculator for the tan(35) part
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frogs29Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so it would be 8.40249045851651735
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frogs29Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
and rounding to the nearest tenth would be 8.4
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frogs29Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ok so that would be x then?
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amistre64Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
lets see. 12*tan(35) = x 8.4 = x yep, im pretty sure that completes it :)
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frogs29Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ok thank you so much would you be able to help me with one more?
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amistre64Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
prolly not, ive got a class starting soon
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frogs29Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
oh ok well thank you for your help i appreciate it!
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