posted by joey on .
if Amy stands 36 feet from a flagpole and the angle formed from the top of the flagpole to her feet is 38 degre, find the distance from her feet to the top of the flagpole. include correct units in your anwser and round to 2 decimal places...
This requires trig. The sine of an angle is the (opposite side)/(the hypotenuse.)
So sin(38) = 36/x.
x = 36/sin(38) You can type that in your calculator. Make sure your calculator is in degree mode.