A 7-foot ladder is leaned against a building in such a way that the bottom of the ladder is 4 feet from the base of the wall. Find the angle formed between the ladder and the ground.
A) 30 degrees
B) 35 degrees
C) 55 degrees
D) 60 degrees

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Do you know what trig function to use given what information you have?

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Anyone know this?

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im not sure i know im trying to solve right triangles @larryboxaplenty

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Summer, solve for the missing side

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Is this geometry or trig class?

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geometry

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if you help me ill help you

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i know the answer

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I remember learning some trig in geo.
You want to use one of the 3 most basic trig functions, don't think about cotan, csc, or sec for now

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Its 55

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Summer, I will try to help you if you post it was a question :)

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okay i posted a question

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You want to use either sine, cosine or tangent, abbrev. sin, cos or tan respectively

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i think its cos

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There are three sides of a triangle: the hypotenuse, the long leg, and short leg. Yes, it is cosine

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Cos(theta), where theta is some angle, is adjacent/hypotenuse

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Some say SOH CAH TOA but I remember it as:

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ITS 55

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Sine (Oscar Has)
Cosine (A Hairy)
Tan (Old As- ...er...Arm)

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for yours

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isnt it 8.9?

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O is the opposite site of the angle, hypotenuse is the longest side, and adjacent is the side next to the angle

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i dont know how to figure it out

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Can u just give me the answer i got to go to work

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You have to use arccosine in order to find the angle

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Think of it like this: if cos(x) = (4/7) then arcos(4/7) = x

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who are u talkinng to??

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ive tried doing that @larryboxaplenty

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arccos looks like cos^-1(x), but the -1 is not an exponent, it's a just a symbol. So you don't actually take it to the -1 power

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@Summeriscool , Den this whole time

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?

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https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=arccos%284%2F7%29

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*arcos(4/7) = 55.15 degrees ~55 degress

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AND YOU DIDNT WANT TO LISTEN

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SAID 55 A MILLION TIMES

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shouting the answer won't make the learn anything :P

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i needed to LEARN how to figue it out. kk @Summeriscool

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I DIDNT I GAVE THE

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Do you know which sides of the triangle are what, even if the angles are at different sides?

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sin/cos/tan are all relative to the angle, so adjacent and opposite can get mixed up sometimes :p

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Here, sin(C) can get confusing :P

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Unless you know the sin(90 degrees) :P

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Do you need anything else?

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MY ANSWER

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Sorry, I haven't took calc in a while, I can't hep you there

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NOW YOU SAY THAT

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