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Math Help - Need An Answer Confirmed Please

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    Need An Answer Confirmed Please

    Hi,

    My answer to the attached figure is as follows - I'm asked to calculate the u nknown quantity X. Could you please confirm if Ive got it right or wrong - thanks

    X = 6 tan 55
    X = 8.56889 OR

    Am I required to find the Hypotenuse & Adjacent sides first?
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    The side of length six is adjacent to the angle 55.

    so \tan(55^\circ)=\frac{x}{6}

    Your answer is correct.
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