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A highway makes an angle of 6 with the horizontal. This angle is maintained for a horizontal distance of 5 miles.
To the nearest hundredth of a mile, how high does the highway rise in this 5mile section? Show the steps you use to find the distance.
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A highway makes an angle of 6 with the horizontal. This angle is maintained for a horizontal distance of 5 miles. To the nearest hundredth of a mile, how high does the highway rise in this 5mile section? Show the steps you use to find the distance.
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qweqwe123123123123111Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1365551726121:dw adj = 5 angle = 6 tan(angle) = opp/adj You want to find the length (height) of the opposite side: So if tan(6) = opp/5 then opp = tan(6) * 5
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kcla1996Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so am i supposed to find tan next?
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belibergirl666Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ok girl mutiply the lenght and the height and base and divide by 2
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qweqwe123123123123111Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
She's looking for the height, not the area.
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belibergirl666Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
oh well ok the base x weight right
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qweqwe123123123123111Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
She doesn't have the height yet. She's looking for the height. The height is the length of the opposite side. That's what she's looking for. The length of the opposite side. The length of the opposite side = the height. The height is equal to tan(6) * 5
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kcla1996Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
wait what im so confused what do i do
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qweqwe123123123123111Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Do you know what a tangent is?
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qweqwe123123123123111Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Are you there?
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kcla1996Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
its one of the sides of the triangle?
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gksriharshaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
tangent is the ratio of the sides of the triangle
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kcla1996Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
do you know what im supposed to do?
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gksriharshaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
open a calculator and find the value of tan(6), then the result should be multiplied by 5
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gksriharshaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
or go to google and type tan(6) get the value. The final answer is 0.5255....m
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