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using Sin, Cos, Tan For parts (a)–(c), find the value of w to the nearest tenth
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using Sin, Cos, Tan For parts (a)–(c), find the value of w to the nearest tenth
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
familiar wid SOHCAHTOA ?
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phiBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
you are zipping along... now learning trig ?
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phiBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
when you get time (if you want to see more info) http://www.khanacademy.org/math/trigonometry/basictrigonometry/basic_trig_ratios/v/basictrigonometry
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highschoolmom2010Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
not really understand but @phi that is in my lessons for geometry
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yeah usually they put trig ratios right after similar triangles
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highschoolmom2010Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
i can kinda do it not really well yet
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phiBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
khan explains it better than trying to learn it from reading explanations here. This site is better for going over your problems
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highschoolmom2010Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
ok ok so watch his videos first :D
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highschoolmom2010Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
dw:1375894551709:dw doesnt really show how to do this @ganeshie8
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
first go to the 54 degree corner and stare at the triangle from there
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1375895636780:dw
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1375895683012:dw
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
thats opposite side eh ?
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highschoolmom2010Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
yes thats the opposite
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
wat about 17, wat is it
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phiBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Here is khan working this type of problem http://www.khanacademy.org/math/trigonometry/basictrigonometry/basic_trig_ratios/v/exampletrigtosolvethesidesandanglesofarighttriangle
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phiBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
the hypotenuse is opposite the 90º angle. 17 in (a) is the hypotenuse
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highschoolmom2010Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
idk what i was thinking it is hyp,
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highschoolmom2010Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
this is really confusing
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highschoolmom2010Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
@phi i think i got it dw:1375975866022:dw \[\sin 54=\frac{ w }{ 17 }\] \[17*\sin 54=\frac{ w }{ 17 }*17\] \[17\sin54=W\] \[W \approx13.8\]
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highschoolmom2010Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
ok now can yall check my b and c part when i get the posted
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yea sure. remember this  hypotenuse is the longest side. it wont change no matter which corner u go
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phiBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
once you get the idea and stay focused (don't make a dumb mistake) and you know how to work a calculator this stuff is not hard.
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highschoolmom2010Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
dw:1375976336846:dw this one i get mixed up \[\tan \frac{ 1.0 }{ W }\] \[W* \tan 28=\frac{ 1.0 }{ W }*W\] \[W \tan 28=1.0\] im unsure of how to do that
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phiBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
remember that tan(28) is some (ugly) number which a calculator will know. divide both sides by tan(28)
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highschoolmom2010Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
but when i plug in 1/tan(28) the calculator gave me this 3.55328644813
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phiBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
your calculator is in "radian mode" you want to be in degree mode
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ganeshie8Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
change the mode to degrees
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highschoolmom2010Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
so approx 1.9
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highschoolmom2010Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
horray ok and for the last pne
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highschoolmom2010Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
dw:1375977256082:dw \[\cos(33)=\frac{ w }{ 4.5 }\] \[4.5*\cos(33)=\frac{ w }{ 4.5 }*4.5\] \[4.5\cos(33)=W\] \[W \approx3.8\]
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highschoolmom2010Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
ty @phi & @ganeshie8 for the help
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