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    Quote Originally Posted by roinujo1 View Post
    But we dont know the height.
    We do, you worked it out to be 5700ft in post 13
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    Quote Originally Posted by e^(i*pi) View Post
    We do, you worked it out to be 5700ft in post 13
    So what is the one ajacent to it then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roinujo1 View Post
    So what is the one ajacent to it then.
    Have you drawn a diagram and labelled everything you know on it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr fantastic View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roinujo1 View Post
    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 ....?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr fantastic View Post
    So what have you learned about right angle triangles when it comes to finding the length of a side ....?
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    Quote Originally Posted by roinujo1 View Post
    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by e^(i*pi) View Post
    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
    So the answer is about 17 degrees?
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