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    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?
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    For Valerie,

    Let x be horiz dist.

    \frac{x}{1000}=\cos 12.3<br />

    horiz distance, x=977.05 \;\;m
    Last edited by Shyam; October 16th 2008 at 07:50 PM.
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    ok....

    Quote Originally Posted by Shyam View Post
    For Valerie,

    Let x be horiz dist.

    \frac{x}{1000}=\cos 12.3<br />

    horiz distance, x=977.05 \;\;m
    Thank you for the easy explanation.
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