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**Eleven Eleven** I've spent over an hour on this and I'm getting nowhere.

Here's my question-

In rugby, a player scores a 'try' by getting the ball into the try area (see diagram I uploaded) Once a try has been scored the scoring team is allowed to take a goal-kick from any point on an imaginary line drawn out from the point where the try was scored and parallel to the side of the field. A player scores a try 16 metres to the left of the left-hand goal post.

Using trigonometry find the best position to place the ball for the kick at goal after this try has been scored to maximise the chance of a successful goal.

Secondly - it is harder to kick a goal from near the sideline than from the centre of the field. Use trigonometry to try and measure how much more difficult it is to kick a goal from near the sideline then from near the centre of the field. Quantify the answer (e.g is it twice, three or four times more difficult?)