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A hockey player skates down the ice at an angle of 34° to a line crossing the width of the rink. If he skates 14 m, how far has he travelled down the length of the ice toward the goal?

  • physycs -

    your use of the words "down" is confusing.

    I think you mean the skate is skating at an angle 34deg to the width dimension, and you want to know the distance perpendicular to the width.

    sin34=distance/14

    14 *sin34= distance If I understood you correctly.

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