A right triangle has one angle of
$\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\frac{\pi}{3}\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ and a hypotenuse of 20. Find the unknown sides and angle of the triangle.
$\text{adjacent}=10;\text{opposite}=10\sqrt{3};$ missing angle is
$\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\frac{\pi}{6}$
Using right triangle trigonometry to solve applied problems
Right-triangle trigonometry has many practical applications. For example, the ability to compute the lengths of sides of a triangle makes it possible to find the height of a tall object without climbing to the top or having to extend a tape measure along its height. We do so by measuring a distance from the base of the object to a point on the ground some distance away, where we can look up to the top of the tall object at an angle. The
angle of elevation of an object above an observer relative to the observer is the angle between the horizontal and the line from the object to the observer's eye. The right triangle this position creates has sides that represent the unknown height, the measured distance from the base, and the angled line of sight from the ground to the top of the object. Knowing the measured distance to the base of the object and the angle of the line of sight, we can use trigonometric functions to calculate the unknown height.
Similarly, we can form a triangle from the top of a tall object by looking downward. The
angle of depression of an object below an observer relative to the observer is the angle between the horizontal and the line from the object to the observer's eye. See
[link] .
Given a tall object, measure its height indirectly.
Make a sketch of the problem situation to keep track of known and unknown information.
Lay out a measured distance from the base of the object to a point where the top of the object is clearly visible.
At the other end of the measured distance, look up to the top of the object. Measure the angle the line of sight makes with the horizontal.
Write an equation relating the unknown height, the measured distance, and the tangent of the angle of the line of sight.
Solve the equation for the unknown height.
Measuring a distance indirectly
To find the height of a tree, a person walks to a point 30 feet from the base of the tree. She measures an angle of
$\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\mathrm{57\xb0}\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ between a line of sight to the top of the tree and the ground, as shown in
[link] . Find the height of the tree.
We know that the angle of elevation is
$\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\mathrm{57\xb0}\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ and the adjacent side is 30 ft long. The opposite side is the unknown height.
The trigonometric function relating the side opposite to an angle and the side adjacent to the angle is the tangent. So we will state our information in terms of the tangent of
$\text{\hspace{0.17em}}\mathrm{57\xb0},$ letting
$\text{\hspace{0.17em}}h\text{\hspace{0.17em}}$ be the unknown height.
hi can you give another equation I'd like to solve it
Daniel
what is the value of x in 4x-2+3
Olaiya
if 4x-2+3 = 0
then
4x = 2-3
4x = -1
x = -(1÷4) is the answer.
Jacob
4x-2+3
4x=-3+2
4×=-1
4×/4=-1/4
LUTHO
then x=-1/4
LUTHO
4x-2+3
4x=-3+2
4x=-1
4x÷4=-1÷4
x=-1÷4
LUTHO
A research student is working with a culture of bacteria that doubles in size every twenty minutes. The initial population count was 1350 bacteria. Rounding to five significant digits, write an exponential equation representing this situation. To the nearest whole number, what is the population size after 3 hours?
A guy wire for a suspension bridge runs from the ground diagonally to the top of the closest pylon to make a triangle. We can use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the length of guy wire needed. The square of the distance between the wire on the ground and the pylon on the ground is 90,000 feet. The square of the height of the pylon is 160,000 feet. So, the length of the guy wire can be found by evaluating √(90000+160000). What is the length of the guy wire?