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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.0@peachpi I'm sorry I keep asking you. I'm just really bad at geometry and I'm trying ot get out of this class today. Thank you for helping me understand how to do it instead of giving me the answer also

camerondoherty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Well let's start off with this c: It doesn't exactly ask you to solve. We're just explaining how, if they gave you the values for x and y, we would be able to find the value of the hypotneuse. If they gave us 2 angle values, how would we find the third? Do you know?

camerondoherty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2It's alright if you don't know, I just want to know if you do.

camerondoherty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Alright. We're given a 90 degree angle. If we were given x, we could do this All the angles in a triangle add up to 180 degrees So, we would subtract. 180  90= 90 90  x = (the last angle) See where I'm coming from?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0But like. I don't know how to find x

camerondoherty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2What part do you not understand? c:

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I still don't really know how to explain that xD it's a written question

camerondoherty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2The problem is not to find x & y, but to show how to use x and y to find the hypotneuse of this triangle.

camerondoherty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2So, x is unidentified, we're using it as a variable. You know how all the angles in a triangle add up to 180, right?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0pythagorean theorum right?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Eh it's ok. I put that down. My teacher knows I'm stupid at math anyway.

camerondoherty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Alright. It is a right triangle. That means one of the angles is 90 degrees. 180  90 = 90 If we subtract 90 from x (which is unidentified) we would get that last angle And sorry, but it isn't the pythagorean theorem. cx If once we got x, we would use the law of sines to find the length of the moon to the earth. To find this we set this up. \[\frac{ SinA }{ a }=\frac{ SinB }{ b }\]Let me redraw the triangle to find the right Sorry had to take a very important call :c

camerondoherty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2I'm so sorry >.<
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