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- Jan 30th 2008, 06:38 PMRevelsyntrig hmwk
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- Jan 30th 2008, 06:41 PMtopsquark
- Jan 30th 2008, 08:17 PMmr fantastic
The data the book has supplied in its diagram is geometrically impossible. In a right-triangle, you

*can't*have a hypotenuse (14.6 m)*shorter*than one of the other sides (14.79 m). (Puke) I say.

It's geometrically impossible for the angle at E to be a right angle if DG = 14.6 and triangle EFG is as given ..... Alternatively, DG = 14.6 is geometrically impossible if the angle at E is a right angle and triangle EFG is as given ......

One of the following is clearly wrong (perhaps a misprint): 11.7 m, 14.6 m, 52.3 degrees.

PS: topsquark, x = 14.79*is*correct ...... I'd almost guess that you were in radian mode by mistake except you'd get 13.08, not 13.9 ...... Maybe radian mode*and*bad light ...... ;) - Jan 30th 2008, 09:25 PMtopsquark
- Jan 30th 2008, 09:27 PMmr fantastic