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 one year ago
you see a rock climber on a cliff at a 32 degree angle. your eve level is 6 feet from the ground and you stand 1000 feet from the base of the cliff. what is the approx. height of the rock climber from the ground?
 one year ago
you see a rock climber on a cliff at a 32 degree angle. your eve level is 6 feet from the ground and you stand 1000 feet from the base of the cliff. what is the approx. height of the rock climber from the ground?

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highschoolmom2010
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1376760311357:dw

ankit042
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You know how to write sin for a triangle?

highschoolmom2010
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[\sin \frac{ opp }{ hyp }\]

ankit042
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes try using this here we know sin30=1/2

highschoolmom2010
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0where did you get that from

ankit042
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0sin30 is a standard angle...It is good to know value of sin 0,30,45,60,90 otherwise you can always use calculator :P

ankit042
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Now can you proceed from here?

highschoolmom2010
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0eh no not really

highschoolmom2010
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0basically the begining this confused me bc i was given the adjacent side to the angle

ankit042
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Sorry I couldn't understand you...can you explain more

timo86m
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2you use cos not sin if you are given adjecent. But better yet this problem requires tan :P

timo86m
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2tan because you are given the adjecent. And wanna know the oppossite side.

timo86m
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2tan(30)=opp/adj=x/1000

highschoolmom2010
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so i need to use tan

timo86m
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Yup :D it is the simplest trig ID that has both opp and adj in it.

timo86m
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2tan(30)=opp/adj=x/1000 tan(30)=x/1000 solve for x can you do that?

highschoolmom2010
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[1000*\tan 30=\frac{ x }{ 1000 }*1000\] \[1000( \tan 30)=x\] but the angle is 32 degrees

timo86m
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.21000*tan 32 =x is right so far :D what you do now is evaluate tan 32 in degree mode SOrry at typo

timo86m
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2i must have look at that other guy who say sin 30 lol.

highschoolmom2010
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.01000 tan (32) gave me a crazy answer

timo86m
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.21000*(tan 32) =x ok so we got this far all we do is use our calculator making sure we in degree mode not radian mode tan32=0.62486935190932750978051082794943665831087020284270496 so we jsut plug that in 1000*.6248=624.8 ft sounds believeable. ooh plus 6 feet for the guys height at eye level 624.8+6

highschoolmom2010
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so rock climber is approx. 630.8' from the ground

timo86m
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2if that is one of your answer choices :D use the one that is closest to our answer. oh and i would go with that lol.

ankit042
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ohh sorry I made a mistake...was multitasking :(

highschoolmom2010
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i have no answer choices
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