Posted by **Brandon** on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 8:54pm.

A slide 4.1 meters long makes an angle of 35 degrees with the ground. To the nearest tenth of a meter bow far above the ground is the top of the slide?

sin=35 x/4.1

x=4.1 sin=35

not sure how to do this

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**Reiny**, Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 9:20pm
your statement of sin=35 x/4.1 makes no sense,

it simply says that 35 x/4.1 is a sin.

did you mean to say ....

let the height be x m

then

sin 35° = x/4.1

x = 4.1(sin 35°) = appr 2.35m

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**Brandon**, Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 10:36am
4.1 is opposite the right angle and 35 degrees is on the longer leg and x is on the shorter leg. Does that seem to help? So is this still the same way to work the problem out? Thanks so much for your help!!

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**Bobé (babau) Phett**, Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 12:52pm
Yea it is the same to work the problem!

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**matty**, Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 11:45pm
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