I am confused if I should be using radian mode or degree mode on my calculator to find the height..
I've posted the question below. I have to find the height of the Ferris wheel from the given angle. I'm confused because
I'm solving to fill the table of values for the height, but the equation includes the 90° so I am super stumped what I should be doing.
The height above the ground of a rider on a Ferris wheel can be modeled by the sine function h(x): 25sin(x-90°) + 27,
where h(x) is the height, in metres, and x is the angle, in degrees, that the radius to the rider makes with the horizontal.
a) Complete the table for one revolution of the Ferris Wheel.
x(°) h(x) = 25sin (x - 90°) + 27 0 30 60 90 120 150 180
So.. should I be using the radian or degree mode on my calculator to solve for this?
In radian: h(0)=4.65, in degree: h(0)=2.00
I'm confused if this is basically a trick question.