Unofficialllyy
  • Unofficialllyy
Medal!!
Mathematics
  • Stacey Warren - Expert brainly.com
Hey! We 've verified this expert answer for you, click below to unlock the details :)
SOLVED
At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga. Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio. Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus, omnis voluptas assumenda est, omnis dolor repellendus. Itaque earum rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus, ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores repellat.
chestercat
  • chestercat
I got my questions answered at brainly.com in under 10 minutes. Go to brainly.com now for free help!
Unofficialllyy
  • Unofficialllyy
The moon forms a right triangle with the Earth and the Sun during one of its phases, as shown below: A scientist measures the angle x and the distance y between the Earth and the moon. Using complete sentences, explain how the scientist can use only these two measurements to calculate the distance between the Earth and the Sun.
1 Attachment
Unofficialllyy
  • Unofficialllyy
@10115658
anonymous
  • anonymous
is the earth to sun side adjacent, opposite or the hypotenuse in relation to the angle?

Looking for something else?

Not the answer you are looking for? Search for more explanations.

More answers

Unofficialllyy
  • Unofficialllyy
Adjacenet?
anonymous
  • anonymous
correct
anonymous
  • anonymous
what is the side y?
Unofficialllyy
  • Unofficialllyy
Opposite
anonymous
  • anonymous
thats right
anonymous
  • anonymous
so do we use sin, cos or tan?
Unofficialllyy
  • Unofficialllyy
Tangent
anonymous
  • anonymous
good job
anonymous
  • anonymous
so how would you find the adjacent side knowing the angle and the opposite side?
Unofficialllyy
  • Unofficialllyy
I'm not sure :(
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok so our equation looks like this so far
anonymous
  • anonymous
tan(x) = y/adj
anonymous
  • anonymous
how would we get adj by itself?
Unofficialllyy
  • Unofficialllyy
Multiply?
anonymous
  • anonymous
show me the steps
Unofficialllyy
  • Unofficialllyy
I'm not really sure how to though
Unofficialllyy
  • Unofficialllyy
I know I learned this I just can't remember.
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok
anonymous
  • anonymous
This will take 2 steps
anonymous
  • anonymous
first you could multiply both sides by adj
Unofficialllyy
  • Unofficialllyy
Right.
anonymous
  • anonymous
(tan(x))(adj) = y
anonymous
  • anonymous
what do you think the last step is?
anonymous
  • anonymous
think of the left side as tanx times adj
anonymous
  • anonymous
what is the opposite of multiplication?
Unofficialllyy
  • Unofficialllyy
Division
anonymous
  • anonymous
correct
anonymous
  • anonymous
what would you divide by to get adj by itself?
Unofficialllyy
  • Unofficialllyy
tan x?
anonymous
  • anonymous
that's right
anonymous
  • anonymous
so our equation now looks like this
anonymous
  • anonymous
adj = y/tanx
anonymous
  • anonymous
in words that means. To find the earth to sun side you need to divide the length from the earth to the moon (y) over the value of tan(x).
anonymous
  • anonymous
Does that make sense?
Unofficialllyy
  • Unofficialllyy
Exactly, yes thank you so much. I have one more question that I need help with. Could you help? :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
sure, open a new question and tag me
Unofficialllyy
  • Unofficialllyy
okay!

Looking for something else?

Not the answer you are looking for? Search for more explanations.