The figure shows Angel Stadium of Anaheim and the triangle formed by home plate, the right center field fence, and third base. In the figure, the approximate distance from the right center field fence to third base is 339.4 ft.

(a) Outline a plan for how you are going to determine the distance x from home plate to the right center field fence.

(b) Implement your plan. Show all of your work and round your answer to the nearest tenth of a foot.

Please help!!! I do not understand the question.

Guest May 7, 2019

#1**+2 **

You are looking for ' x ft ' in the diagram......

You could use the Law of Cosines You know two sides of the triangle 90 ft and 339.4 ft and you know angle 63.4

c^{2 }= a^{2 }+ b^{2} -2a b Cos (angle C)

c = 339.4 a = 90 b= x ft angle C = 63.4 Plug and Play !

ElectricPavlov May 7, 2019

#2**+2 **

You could also use the Law of sines to find the angle at right center ....then use the law of sines AGAIN to calculate 'x ft ' ( knowing there are 180 degrees in a triangle to find angle at 3rd base) you will get the same answer: 3*0.0 ft Let me know what you find ' * ' to be when you calculate it !

ElectricPavlov May 7, 2019