Posted by **Katy** on Monday, October 15, 2012 at 10:35pm.

An 8 meters bamboo pole is leaning against a coconut tree. The foot of the pole is 3 meters from the base of the tree. What angle does the pole make with the tree if the pole reaches up to the top of the tree?

HELP PLEASE!

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**Reiny**, Monday, October 15, 2012 at 11:13pm
So you want the angle at the top of the triangle where the pole touches the tree.

then the "opposite" is 3 and the adjacent is 8

looks like a tan relationship

tanØ = 3/8

Ø = 20.56°

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**Steve**, Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 10:07am
Looks to me like a sin/cos relationship: the 8 is the hypotenuse

sinØ = 3/8

Ø = 22.02°

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