ckenn
  • ckenn
The sail of a boat is in the shape of a right triangle, as shown below: The sail of a boat is a right triangle with an acute angle equal to 40 degrees and the side adjacent to the 40 degrees angle is 2 meters long. Which expression shows the height, in meters, of the sail? a. 2 divided by sec 40 degrees b. 2 cosec 40° c. 2 sin 40° d. 2 divided by cot 40 degrees
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welshfella
  • welshfella
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welshfella
  • welshfella
H = height tan 40 = H/2

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welshfella
  • welshfella
solve the above for H then use the fact that tan = 1 / cot
ckenn
  • ckenn
thank you so much for drawing it out for me that really helps, so would it be 2 divided by cot 40 degrees
ckenn
  • ckenn
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welshfella
  • welshfella
yes
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thank you (:

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