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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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  1. anonymous
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  2. anonymous
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    Please Help

  3. anonymous
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    @Elsa213 @kiiraa_x3 @TheWeeknd16 @TheSmartOne @Anikate @AnimalLover8 @maria12vera @Jaynator495 @slade @sweetburger @nono266

  4. AnimalLover8
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    Pythagorean Theorem. a^2 + b^2 = c^2

  5. AnimalLover8
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    Which only works with right triangles, which this is.

  6. anonymous
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    cos x= y/(distance between sun and moon y= Distance between earth and sun Secant x= Distance between moon and sun/y y*secant x= distance between moon and sun

  7. AnimalLover8
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    nono you are making this complicated.

  8. anonymous
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    Im very confused

  9. anonymous
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    Idk where to even start explaining this

  10. AnimalLover8
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    never mins ask nono

  11. AnimalLover8
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    I was talking about something else

  12. anonymous
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    Please ;( @animallover8 @nono266

  13. anonymous
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    Im not sure where to start explaining this or how to put it in words im not even sure how to do the equation I just need to know how to words this

  14. anonymous
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    let me put it this way. The angle x is known and distance y ..So using the trigonometric function for adjacent by hypotenuse .the hypotenuse is found which is the distance between the sun and the moon as shown in the figure

  15. anonymous
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    So Is that how I explain it? @nono266

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