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Unofficialllyy

  • one year ago

A shooting star forms a right triangle with the Earth and the Sun, as shown below:

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  1. Unofficialllyy
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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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  2. Unofficialllyy
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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 :)

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    This is a matter of some simple trigonometry. Do you know your trig functions?

  4. welshfella
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1440364623353:dw|

  5. Unofficialllyy
    • one year ago
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    Yes sine, cosine, and tangent.

  6. anonymous
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    Which of those do you think you'd use?

  7. Unofficialllyy
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    Tangent?

  8. anonymous
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    Correct :)

  9. Unofficialllyy
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    Thanks @anitasonia98 and @welshfella

  10. anonymous
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    Np!

  11. welshfella
    • one year ago
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    yw

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