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Falling_In_Katt

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*WILL MEDAL* In order to keep a boat from drifting away, the boat is tied to a pier with a 60-foot rope. When the boat drifts as far from the pier as the rope will allow, the rope forms a 15° angle relative to the horizontal water line. To the nearest foot, find the maximum horizontal distance, d, that the tied-up boat can drift from the pier. *Can you show me how to work it out?*

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  1. Falling_In_Katt
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  2. anonymous
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    Use sohcahtoa. the rope is the hypotenuse. from the 15° angle, which side is d, the adjacent or opposite?

  3. Falling_In_Katt
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    Adjacent

  4. anonymous
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    right, so which trig identity should you use?

  5. anonymous
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    ^sohcahtoa

  6. Falling_In_Katt
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    I dont know....

  7. anonymous
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    look at the link I posted, which of sin, cos, or tan uses the adjacent and hypotenuse?

  8. anonymous
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    |dw:1435413062630:dw|

  9. Falling_In_Katt
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    Sin

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