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!

Math  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°

Math  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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