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1. The base of an isosceles triangle is 14 cm in length and the angle opposite the base measures 86 degrees. Find the length of each of the congruent sides.


2. A ski slope has a 42 degrees incline and 170 yard long. Find the vertical drop.

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  1. draw in an altitude to the base , which would bisect the base.
    So now you have a right angled triangle,
    let the equal sides be x cm each
    sin 43° = 7/x
    x = 7/sin43 = appr 10.26 cm

    For the second, I will assume that the 170 yrds is measured along the ski run
    then
    sin42 = x/170
    x = 170sin42 = appr 113.75 yrds

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