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**AshJones555****Member**- Registered: 2006-05-15
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I'm currently doing trigonometry at school and i understand simple stuff such as;

where right angle is at the bottom right of trangle and hypotenuse is facing left, y = base and 12

= opposite to hypotonuse (can't seem to upload a picture)

Tan47 = 12/y

y x Tan47 = 12

y = 12/Tan47

y = 11.19018103

y = 11.2 (rounded to 1d.p.)

(please tell me if you work it out otherwise)

I know it's quite vague but is there any way i could extend my trigonometry studies?

*Last edited by AshJones555 (2006-05-21 00:13:25)*

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**George,Y****Member**- Registered: 2006-03-12
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you can use imageshack and (img)http://.......jpg(/img) "(" and ")" should be "[" and "]" instead.

**X'(y-Xβ)=0**

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Yes, you are right!!

The vertical is 12

The horizontal is 12 / tan(47).

Good work.

Tangent is rise over run or slope or first derivative.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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And images can also be uploaded when you click on "Post Reply" - look for the section "Image Upload"

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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