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

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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

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

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so would it be 8/17?
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