highschoolmom2010
An escalator lifts people to the second floor of a building, 25 ft above the first floor. The escalator rises at a 30 degree angle. To the nearest foot, how far does a person travel from the bottom to the top of the escalator?
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@hobbs978 can you help with this one
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this is another 30 60 90 triangle |dw:1375835469636:dw|
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|dw:1375835598315:dw| this is what we are looking for :)
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a sqrt 3??
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yep :) now plug in a
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ok |dw:1375835657179:dw| like that
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yep :)
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|dw:1375835739304:dw| this is your answer :)
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oh ok :D thanks again :DD
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no problem :)
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I think the question
how far does a person travel from the bottom to the top of the escalator?
is the distance along the hypotenuse
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oh i was think how far he traveled in the building |dw:1375835934725:dw|
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so your answer is this |dw:1375836014042:dw| my bad :(
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***i totally didnt even notice that *** ty @phi for pointing it out :DD