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anonymous

  • one year ago

Referring to the figure, find the value of x. Then find the value of y.

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1434563764084:dw|

  2. anonymous
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    fan and medal

  3. Vocaloid
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    tan(theta) = opposite/adjacent if theta is the 45 degree angle, then the opposite side is x and the adjacent side is 6 tan(45) = x/6 find x and use the pythagorean theorem to solve for y

  4. Vocaloid
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    alternatively, since the angle is 45 degrees, this is a special case where the legs are the same and the hypotenuse = leg*sqrt(2)

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    So x=6

  6. Vocaloid
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    yes, and what is y?

  7. anonymous
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    I'm still trying to figure it out

  8. Vocaloid
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    do you understand the pythagorean theorem? x^2 + 6^2 = y^2

  9. anonymous
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    So since x=6 then, 6^2+6^2=y^2. 36^2

  10. Vocaloid
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    uh, not quite, check your math again

  11. anonymous
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    If it's not 36 then wouldn't it be 72^2? If not then Idk

  12. anonymous
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    thanks

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