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Find the value of x. Round the length to the nearest tenth. Diagram is not drawn to scale.

A right triangle is drawn with right angle between a right vertical leg and lower horizontal leg. A dashed line is drawn horizontally from the top right vertex.
The vertical leg of the triangle is labeled x.
The horizontal leg of the triangle is labeled 15 yards.
The angle between the hypotenuse and dashed top line is 20 degrees.
A. 41.2 yd
B. 5.5 yd
C. 14.1 yd
D. 5.1 yd

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  1. Review your basic trig functions.
    x/15 = tan20°

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  2. Thanks! That really helped!
    Answer: B. 5.5 yd

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