Feb 21, 2012 8:43:08 PM
I'm doing this trig problem where it gives me a hypotenuse of 6, two missing legs, and a 40 degree angle, it wants me to find the measure of one leg (x), but I don't know what process I should go through. Should I use the Pythagorean theorem or should I use the fact that x/6( the hypotenuse) = the 40 degree angle? please help!
| #1 Guest|
depending where the angle is, as to how it relates to the sides, I wouldFeb 21, 2012 8:52:42 PM
use the sine, cosine, or tangent functions to find the unknown sides.
| #2 Guest|
Feb 17, 2015 3:21:51 PM
take the sine of the angle times the hyp. this will give you the side opp.
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| #3 Melody|
Feb 18, 2015 6:47:15 AM
You can't use pythagoras because you only have 1 side.
So you have to use trig.
depending on where you put the 40 degrees it could be cos or sin.
See if this helps.