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A shooting star forms a right triangle with the Earth and the Sun, as shown below:
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A shooting star forms a right triangle with the Earth and the Sun, as shown below:
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A scientist measures the angle x and the distance y between the Earth 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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@anitasonia98 I have 4 more questions and I'm completely done with my Geometry class, I don't know how much longer you'll be online but I would really appreciate the help :)
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This is a matter of some simple trigonometry. Do you know your trig functions?

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Yes sine, cosine, and tangent.
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Which of those do you think you'd use?
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Tangent?
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Correct :)
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Np!
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