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anonymous
 one year ago
A shooting star forms a right triangle with the Earth and the Sun, as shown below:
A scientist measures the angle x and the distance y between the Earth and the Sun. Using complete sentences, explain how the scientist can use only these two measurements to calculate the distance between the Earth and the shooting star.
anonymous
 one year ago
A shooting star forms a right triangle with the Earth and the Sun, as shown below: A scientist measures the angle x and the distance y between the Earth and the Sun. Using complete sentences, explain how the scientist can use only these two measurements to calculate the distance between the Earth and the shooting star.

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I was thinking to use tangent ?

Nnesha
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1\[\rm sin \rm \theta = \frac{ opposite }{ hypotenuse }~~~~ \cos \theta = \frac{ adjacent }{ hypotenuse } ~~\tan \theta = \frac{ opposite }{ adjacent }\] thats what you need to find distance

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you can not find the distance. you don't know the values of x and y.

Nnesha
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1to find length of missing side you should know one angle and one side

Nnesha
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1the question is `how the scientist can use only these two measurements` so we don't have to know the value of x and y

Nnesha
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1so which ratio would u use to find distance between the earth and shooting star?
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