A community for students.

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

anonymous

  • one year ago

A ramp is 17 feet in length and covers a horizontal distance of 15 feet. It rises vertically 8 feet above the floor. What is the sine of the angle between the horizontal and the ramp? 8/15 15/8 15/17 8/17

  • This Question is Closed
  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    http://cdn.ple.platoweb.com/PCAP-ASSETS-PROD/0c2afea6f4654cdab0a56571a113511d

  2. OnePieceFTW
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    Look at it like a triangle on the unit circle: The hypotenuse is 17 feet, the opposite is 8, and the adjacent is 15. Sine is opposite over hypotenuse so divide 8 by 17 and that is your answer.

  3. mathmate
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    |dw:1440511815252:dw| Better than SohCahToa : sine and cosine are divided by the hypotenuse. Sine and tangent have to do with the opposite side.

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    so would it be 8/17?

  5. OnePieceFTW
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    Yes

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

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Sign Up
Find more explanations on OpenStudy
Privacy Policy

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...

23

  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.