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kittiwitti1

  • one year ago

"A bullet is fired into the air at an angle of 45°. How far does it travel before it is 2,000 feet above the ground?" I put 2,000 (feet) and it said "wrong". I put 2000 (feet) and it said "wrong"... WHAT?! Edit: THERE IS ONLY ONE SIDE GIVEN. (h=2000, l=?)

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1440845365336:dw|

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    you can find from formula of tan (theta)=prependicular/base

  3. sepeario
    • one year ago
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    lol "I put 2,000 (feet) and it said "wrong". I put 2000 (feet) and it said "wrong"... WHAT?!"

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    sorry friend they ask us the distance cover by bullet so we have to find hyp,according to formula sin(theta)=prependicular/hypo

  5. phi
    • one year ago
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    Another example of a goofy question. Where do they get the morons that come up with these? Most likely, they want the length of the hypotenuse of a 45-45-90 triangle, when we are told the side(s) are 2000

  6. IrishBoy123
    • one year ago
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    lol!

  7. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    irishboy i think you are considering things of very high level and i don't think it is this type of question,normally for short distance you can take the path of bullet straight,we need to find arc length for very long distances and if you read the question carefully they are asking the distance travelled by bullet not the distance of point when he is at 2000 hight,you might be right but i think they wanted to find us what i wrote above

  8. kittiwitti1
    • one year ago
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    I know the answer is 2,000. The issue is WHY WON'T THEY ACCEPT THAT ANSWER (comma or not)?! x_x

  9. IrishBoy123
    • one year ago
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    yes @Hassan3130 i'll delete the post, it doesn't add anything :p

  10. phi
    • one year ago
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    @kittiwitti1 you have a 45-45-90 triangle. Because it has two angles that are equal, it has two sides that are equal (both are 2000) they are asking for the length of the hypotenuse (longest side) the length is \( 2000 \sqrt{2} \approx 2828.4 \) ft see (for example) http://www.regentsprep.org/Regents/math/algtrig/ATT2/Ltri45.htm

  11. kittiwitti1
    • one year ago
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    They're asking for how far it goes forward (horizontally) though aren't they? @phi

  12. phi
    • one year ago
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    ***A bullet is fired into the air at an angle of 45°. How far does it travel *** the bullet is going up (and forward) along the diagonal. This distance it travels is the length of the diagonal, 2000*sqr(2)= 2828.4 ft

  13. kittiwitti1
    • one year ago
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    OH well I feel stupid. ; ;

  14. kittiwitti1
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    Thanks.

  15. phi
    • one year ago
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    Don't feel too bad. It is a poorly written question.

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