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A ladder is leaning against the side of a building.

The top of the ladder is 3 m from the ground. The base of the ladd...

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A ladder is leaning against the side of a building.

The top of the ladder is 3 m from the ground.
The base of the ladder is 0.75 m from the base of the building.
What angle, to the nearest degree, does the ladder make with the ground?

Answer

Use SOHCAHTOA and trig to find the measure of theta.
The trig function you are going to need is tan (opposite / adjacent) tan(x) = 3/.75 = 4 Now take the inverse tan of 4 which is approximately 75 degrees or 1.32 radians

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Upload Date: 5/31/2017

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