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anonymous

  • one year ago

Which trig function would I use to solve this?

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  1. anonymous
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  2. Castiel
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    sin(fi)=opposite/hypotenuse cos(fi)=adjacent/hypotenuse tan(fi)=opposite/adjacent To know which one is opposite and which one adjacent you look from the corner where your fi is located, in your case fi=70 degrees. And you know hypotenuse is 14. Which formula has both x and hypotenuse?

  3. Castiel
    • one year ago
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    To be more clear: sin(fi)= (opposite side of fi)/hypotenuse cos(fi)= (adjacent side to fi)/hypotenuse

  4. Castiel
    • one year ago
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    You already know that hypotenuse=14 and you can calculate sin(70) or cos(70) . You just need to put that two in the correct formula that also includes x.

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    so i can use sin or cos?? because i thought i was supposed to use cos but i got the wrong answer when using cos70=adj/hyp=x/14

  6. freckles
    • one year ago
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    x doesn't touch 70 deg so x is definitely not adjacent side to angle with deg 70

  7. freckles
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    you could have used that other angle if you wanted to use cos 90-70=20 so cos(20)=x/14 would have been correct or sin(70)=x/14 would have been correct

  8. freckles
    • one year ago
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    oh wow this was an hour ago :p

  9. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Nah it's cool because I'm still stuck lmao

  10. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    but i'll try that now. thanks. :)

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