# Physics (algebra)

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the sonar of a navy cruiser detects a submarine that is d=4601 ft from the cruiser. the angle between the water level and the submarine is 0=32 degrees. What formula should I use to solve?

• Physics (algebra) -

depends on what you want to find.
The depth of the sub is

d/4601 = sin32°

Looks like you need to review your trig ratios

• Physics (algebra) -

Thanks Steve, taking a physics course for credit this summer, but I am going in to 9th grade and have not had trig yet. Thanks for the formula!

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