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    For both 1 and 2 use the Trigonometric Ratios Table in this link : Trigonometric Ratios Table

    For number 1: Find the measure of angle A correct to the nearest degree.

    For number 2: Find the measure of angle B correct to the nearest degree.

    Could someone please explain to me how you get to the answer, i'm so confused! Help! Thanks in advance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pow3r2dapplz View Post
    For both 1 and 2 use the Trigonometric Ratios Table in this link : Trigonometric Ratios Table

    For number 1: Find the measure of angle A correct to the nearest degree.

    For number 2: Find the measure of angle B correct to the nearest degree.

    Could someone please explain to me how you get to the answer, i'm so confused! Help! Thanks in advance!
    Hi,

    to #1: Use tan(A) = 5/10 = 1/2 and then use your tables.

    to #2: Use sin(B) = 3/11 and then use your tables again.
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    How do I find tan and sin? I mean, my math teacher never explained any of this! So confused..and I have a math final friday! Help!!!
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    Opposite = The length of the side opposite the angle you are finding.
    Hypotenuse = Longest side of the triangle, ie. Opposite the right angle.
    Adjacent = Remaining Side

    Sin= Opp/Hyp
    Cos = Adj/Hyp
    Tan = Opp/Adj

    SOH / CAH / TOA
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    Quote Originally Posted by pow3r2dapplz View Post
    How do I find tan and sin? I mean, my math teacher never explained any of this! So confused..and I have a math final friday! Help!!!
    I find it VERY hard to believe your teacher never went over this. These definitions are the very basis of trigonometry. Check your notes, or the notes of one of your classmates.

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    It's sad to say but my teacher is a complete idiot!!! Everyone in the class is confused and he never explains the work he just gives us worksheets and expects us to automatically know it. It makes me really angry but...ok getting off track now. Sorry. Thank you for any help guys, I appreciate it.
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    For number 1 I got : 1.1918

    For number 2 i'm still confused
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    Your question asks:

    "For number 1: Find the measure of angle A correct to the nearest degree."

    and you have to use the table for this.

    I already told you yesterday about Soh Cah Toa and earboth even showed you how to do it.

    In triangle 1 you are finding angle A. You have the Opp = 5 and the Adj = 10
    Tan uses Opp and Adj so tan must be used to find the angle.

    Tan = opp/adj
    Tan = 5/10
    Tan = 0.5
    From your table. 0.5 to the closest degree is 27.

    In triangle 2,you are finding angle B.
    You have sides Hyp = 10 and Opp = 3
    Sin uses Hyp and Opp so you must use sin.

    Sin = Opp/Hyp
    Sin = 3/10
    Sin = 0.3
    From your table. The nearest angle is 17
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