# Help With trig problem.

• Mar 4th 2013, 05:40 PM
caperjay
Help With trig problem.
I've been trying to solve a right triangle, and Im getting nowhere. Its been a while since I've studied trig, so I've forgotten alot of things.
The triangle Im working on, I only know the Opposite side which is 4700m, and the hypotenuse which is (1.75m + another number). No angles are given, except the obvious 90 degree angle that
is in every right angle triangle. If someone could point me in the right direction it would be much apprecieted.
• Mar 4th 2013, 06:37 PM
caperjay
Re: Help With trig problem.
Guess I just needed to work harder... Found a solution, thanks anyways!
• Mar 4th 2013, 09:59 PM
ibdutt
Re: Help With trig problem.
Please paste the solution you got?
• Mar 5th 2013, 07:12 AM
caperjay
Re: Help With trig problem.
Attachment 27364

The problem was to determine the radius of a planet. Imformation given was the height of a pole(1.75m), which isn't visible from 9.4km away. My solution is in the pdf document.