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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

  • geometry - ,

    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

  • geometry - ,

    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!!

  • geometry - ,

    Yea it is the same to work the problem!

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