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Does anyone know the formulas involved? If you could walk me through this problem i would really appreciate that! Thank you.

 Mar 12, 2018

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sin x  = opposite / hypotenuse    in a right triangle

 

remember sin 45 dgrees = sqrt2 / 2

 

so for the triangle on the LEFT    sin 45 = sqrt(2) /2  = a/(7 sqrt(2) )  solve for a

                                                                  (7 * sqrt2) * sqrt(2)/2 = a

                                                                   14/2 = a = 7

 Mar 12, 2018
edited by ElectricPavlov  Mar 12, 2018
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Best Answer

sin x  = opposite / hypotenuse    in a right triangle

 

remember sin 45 dgrees = sqrt2 / 2

 

so for the triangle on the LEFT    sin 45 = sqrt(2) /2  = a/(7 sqrt(2) )  solve for a

                                                                  (7 * sqrt2) * sqrt(2)/2 = a

                                                                   14/2 = a = 7

ElectricPavlov Mar 12, 2018
edited by ElectricPavlov  Mar 12, 2018

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