1. ## trig help

The directions for assembling the pool state that the ladder should be placed at an angle of 75 degree relative to level ground. Which of the following expressions involving tangent gives the distance, in feet, that the bottom of the ladder should be placed away from the bottom edge of the pool in order to comply with the directions?

75 is in terms of degrees

(a) $\displaystyle \frac{6}{tan (75)}$, (b) $\displaystyle \frac{tan (75)}{6}$, (c) $\displaystyle \frac{1}{6 \times tan (75)}$, (d) $\displaystyle 6 \times tan (75)$, (e) $\displaystyle tan(6 \times 75)$

2. In order to comply with what directions? You've left that out!

3. Originally Posted by dori1123
The directions for assembling the pool state that the ladder should be placed at an angle of 75 degree relative to level ground. Which of the following expressions involving tangent gives the distance, in feet, that the bottom of the ladder should be placed away from the bottom edge of the pool in order to comply with the directions?

75 is in terms of degrees

(a) $\displaystyle \frac{6}{tan (75)}$, (b) $\displaystyle \frac{tan (75)}{6}$, (c) $\displaystyle \frac{1}{6 \times tan (75)}$, (d) $\displaystyle 6 \times tan (75)$, (e) $\displaystyle tan(6 \times 75)$
what has a measurement of 6 ft ? the ladder or the height of the side of the pool?

4. I don't understand this question at all. This is from an ACT practice exam. The answer is (a), but I don't get why is (a) the answer. If someone understands it, please explain. Thank you very much.

5. Originally Posted by dori1123
I don't understand this question at all. This is from an ACT practice exam. The answer is (a), but I don't get why is (a) the answer. If someone understands it, please explain. Thank you very much.
It's clear some key piece of information is missing here. We don't know what you mean by "directions" and the 6 in all the answer choices comes from no where. Either you skipped over something or the question is a bad one.