Trig, how do I find missing side?

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! :?:

by Anonymous (Feb 21, 2012 2:43:08 PM)

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Re: Trig, how do I find missing side?

depending where the angle is, as to how it relates to the sides, I would
use the sine, cosine, or tangent functions to find the unknown sides.

by Anonymous (Feb 21, 2012 2:52:42 PM)




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