# Questions Help

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• Mar 6th 2011, 01:11 PM
e^(i*pi)
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Originally Posted by roinujo1
But we dont know the height.

We do, you worked it out to be 5700ft in post 13
• Mar 6th 2011, 01:51 PM
roinujo1
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Originally Posted by e^(i*pi)
We do, you worked it out to be 5700ft in post 13

So what is the one ajacent to it then.
• Mar 6th 2011, 02:54 PM
mr fantastic
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Originally Posted by roinujo1
So what is the one ajacent to it then.

Have you drawn a diagram and labelled everything you know on it?
• Mar 6th 2011, 03:04 PM
roinujo1
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Originally Posted by mr fantastic
Have you drawn a diagram and labelled everything you know on it?

yes i drew a right triangle. The longer leg is 18,200 ft. i dont know what the shorter leg is. the hypotenuse is 5700 ft. Thats what i have.
• Mar 6th 2011, 03:10 PM
mr fantastic
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Originally Posted by roinujo1
yes i drew a right triangle. The longer leg is 18,200 ft. i dont know what the shorter leg is. the hypotenuse is 5700 ft. Thats what i have.

So what have you learned about right angle triangles when it comes to finding the length of a side ....?
• Mar 6th 2011, 03:20 PM
roinujo1
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Originally Posted by mr fantastic
So what have you learned about right angle triangles when it comes to finding the length of a side ....?

Pythagreom Theorm
• Mar 6th 2011, 03:52 PM
e^(i*pi)
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Originally Posted by roinujo1
Pythagreom Theorm

Indeed, but you want to use trig here since you're trying to find an angle.

Using SOHCAHTOA you can find the angle since you know the opposite and adjacent
• Mar 6th 2011, 04:17 PM
roinujo1
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Originally Posted by e^(i*pi)
Indeed, but you want to use trig here since you're trying to find an angle.

Using SOHCAHTOA you can find the angle since you know the opposite and adjacent