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anonymous
 one year ago
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A shooting star forms a right triangle with the Earth and the Sun, as shown below:
A right triangle is shown with the vertices labeled Earth, Sun, and Shooting Star. The angle formed by the Sun is labeled x degrees and the side between the Shooting Star and the Sun is labeled y.
A scientist measures the angle x and the distance y between the Sun and the shooting star. Using complete sentences, explain how the scientist can use only these two measurements to calculate the distance between the Earth and the Sun.
anonymous
 one year ago
Check my answer? will award medal!!! A shooting star forms a right triangle with the Earth and the Sun, as shown below: A right triangle is shown with the vertices labeled Earth, Sun, and Shooting Star. The angle formed by the Sun is labeled x degrees and the side between the Shooting Star and the Sun is labeled y. A scientist measures the angle x and the distance y between the Sun and the shooting star. Using complete sentences, explain how the scientist can use only these two measurements to calculate the distance between the Earth and the Sun.

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The scientist can use only these two measurements to calculate the distance between the Earth and the Sun by using Tan angle x is to find the distance of the adjacent side (Earth to Sun).

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0http://learn.flvs.net/webdav/assessment_images/educator_geometry/v15/module09/09_12_c6.jpg

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The link gives a cookie error, btw
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