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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?

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  • Math -

    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 -

    Looks to me like a sin/cos relationship: the 8 is the hypotenuse

    sinØ = 3/8
    Ø = 22.02°

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