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anonymous
 one year ago
A scientist measures the angle x and the distance y between the Earth and the sun. Using complete sentences, explain how the scientist can use only these two measurements to calculate the distance between the moon and the sun.
anonymous
 one year ago
A scientist measures the angle x and the distance y between the Earth and the sun. Using complete sentences, explain how the scientist can use only these two measurements to calculate the distance between the moon and the sun.

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1434567052435:dw

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@jigglypuff314 @Michele_Laino

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If someone can help me work out the problem we can do it together. I'm not looking just for an answer, I want to learn!

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well think about the trigonometric functions. If the angle on the top right is a right angle. Lets call the distance from moon to sun z. well what function (sin cos or tan) will represent the all of the variables?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well i know SOH CAH TOA

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Would we try to find the cosine? Because we need to find Z and Y?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok, so you know that you can take the sin(x) = y/z or opposite over hypotenuse. Now given that you have the values of x and y, z is simply, by the algebraic simplification, y/sin(x). z is the hypotenuse.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I thought it was Cos? @Ndude1
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