# Find Horizontal Distance

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• Oct 16th 2008, 06:22 PM
magentarita
Find Horizontal Distance
At Mogul’s Ski Resort, the beginner’s slope is inclined at an angle of 12.3 degrees while the advanced slope is inclined at an angle of 26.4 degrees If Rudy skis 1,000 meters down the advanced slope while Valerie skis the same distance on the beginner’s slope, how much longer was the horizontal
distance that Valerie covered?
• Oct 16th 2008, 06:38 PM
Shyam
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For Valerie,

Let x be horiz dist.

$\frac{x}{1000}=\cos 12.3
$

horiz distance, $x=977.05 \;\;m$
• Oct 17th 2008, 02:28 AM
magentarita
ok....
Quote:

Originally Posted by Shyam
For Valerie,

Let x be horiz dist.

$\frac{x}{1000}=\cos 12.3
$

horiz distance, $x=977.05 \;\;m$

Thank you for the easy explanation.