The laws? I haven't been taught the laws of sines, sin, or cos yet. Is there another way to solve the problem?

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- Dec 8th 2008, 07:29 PM4AM
- Dec 8th 2008, 07:30 PMtjsfury
Because the 50 is your Adjacent Side not Hypot as I said (look at the angles to see which side is the hypot)

Im going to go look at my thread now maybe somones helped me on it take a look if you know statistics and probability.

http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...tribution.html - Dec 8th 2008, 07:36 PM4AM
- Dec 8th 2008, 07:39 PM11rdc11
- Dec 8th 2008, 07:42 PMSoroban
Hello, 4AM!

Quote:

Code:`- P *`

: | *

: | *

: x | *

: | *

50 | 32° *

: R * - - - - - - - - - - - * S

: | 26° *

: 50-x | *

: | *

- Q *

Let

In right triangle

In right triangle

Equate [1] and [2]: .

Factor: .

Therefore: .

Quote:

. FindCode:`T * - - - - - - - S`

| * * 38.8°

| *15°*

| * *

| * *

| * *

| * *

| 53.8° * 38.8° *

* - - - - - - - * - - - - - - - *

U V 12.5 W

We have: .

Since , then

In , use the Law of Sines:

. .

In right triangle

Therefore: .

- Dec 8th 2008, 07:42 PM4AM
- Dec 8th 2008, 07:44 PM11rdc11
Side PQ and QS are both 50

- Dec 8th 2008, 07:49 PM4AM
- Dec 8th 2008, 08:06 PM11rdc11