Can someone help me find out this question!!
Theres a right angled triangle and all i know is 36 is my hypotineuze and a 6x6 Box fits inside it. The top angle is alpha.
Can u explain it aswell!! Thx.
Hello, Pieboyrules!
There's a right triangle and the hypotenuse is 36.
And a 6x6 box fits inside it. The top angle is alpha.
Can u explain it as well?
I'm guessing that the diagram looks like this . . .
Code:* |α * | * *--------* 36 | 6 | * | | * 6| |6 * | 6 | * *--------*--------------*
Now what is the question?
1. Draw a sketch
2. You are dealing with a right triangle:
$\displaystyle (y+6)^2+(x+6)^2=36^2$
3. You have two similar triangles. Use proportion:
$\displaystyle \dfrac x6 = \dfrac6y$
4. Solve for x or y.
5. Use the tan-function to determine the value of the angle $\displaystyle \alpha$