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    trig puzzle

    ok atleast this is a puzzle for me, but its basic trig... i can't figure this stupid problem out for some reason today, and its annoying me!!

    i have a right triangle, w/ the angle equaling 5, 85, and 90 degrees. The height of the right triangle leg is .25, what is the length of the other leg? (hypoteneuse is unknown).
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    Re: trig puzzle

    From memory, <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> tan (85) = x / 0.25 which converts to x = 0.25 x tan (85) = 2.8575</span hide>
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    Re: trig puzzle

    thanks Tim!
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