# Law of Sines/Cosines help.

• Jan 17th 2013, 03:06 PM
lilneeel
Law of Sines/Cosines help.
Hey Everyone,

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• Jan 17th 2013, 03:49 PM
topsquark
Re: Law of Sines/Cosines help.
So how far have you got?

-Dan
• Jan 17th 2013, 03:52 PM
lilneeel
Re: Law of Sines/Cosines help.
To be honest, I really don't know how to do them. This worksheet is supposed to be a self teach from textbook, but I don't get it. I would really appreciate if you can do these problems for me!
• Jan 17th 2013, 04:33 PM
HallsofIvy
Re: Law of Sines/Cosines help.
The problem says "Draw a picture to depict this scenario". So draw a picture! Drawa Cassie and a horizontal line extending from her, since we are given "angle of elevation" and "angle of depression" which are measured from the horizontal. Draw a line at 53 degrees to that horizontal, from Cassie to the bird. Draw a line at 27 degrees below the horizontal to Emily, directly below the bird. That gives a triangle where one of the sides has length 50 feet and the opposite angle is 53+ 27= 80 degrees. Now, as for determining the distance to the bird, it is not clear that we have enough information. One side and one angle are not enough.