hi, can you check if im right when trying to find the missing angle of this shape?

Attachment 20645

to work this out i did this:

inverse tan 7/11= 7.44???

is this correct? if not where am i going wrong?

thanks!

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- January 31st 2011, 07:26 AMandyboy179missing angle
hi, can you check if im right when trying to find the missing angle of this shape?

Attachment 20645

to work this out i did this:

inverse tan 7/11= 7.44???

is this correct? if not where am i going wrong?

thanks! - January 31st 2011, 07:38 AMBAdhi
how did you calculate (and state whether radians or degrees)

- January 31st 2011, 07:43 AMandyboy179
on my calculator i just wrote " tan^-1 7/11= 7.44

my calculator is in degrees! - January 31st 2011, 07:48 AMAckbeet
Your calculator, due to the lack of parentheses, computed not Try that again, and see what you get. This is what BAdhi was getting at, I think. Incidentally, you were right to doubt the correctness of the result. You should always have a rough idea of what a calculator is going to give you.

- January 31st 2011, 07:50 AMandyboy179
okay, so i nned to do = 32.47??

- January 31st 2011, 07:54 AMAckbeet
Right answer, wrong typing. You should have

- January 31st 2011, 07:59 AMe^(i*pi)
Some models require the argument first. If this is the case type and then inverse tan button