One day a frog named Chris had to cross a pond to get to the annual fly eating competition.
Chris was running late so he needed to find the fastest way across the pond. Chris needs to find tan45 in order to find the distance of X. Chris also needed to find the cos45 to find the distance of Y. Chris found that tan45 is equal to 3, and cos45 is equal to 4.24. So he too jumped to the second lily pad.
Chris made it to the contest and hopped right into the first event. He needed to determine the angle in which he would shoot his tongue to catch the fly his first try. He knows that the angle from him, to the ground, to the fly, is 90 degrees. and that from the ground, to the fly, to him, is 60 degrees. Chris uses his trigonometry knowledge to know that the area of a triangle is 180 degrees, so he adds 60 and 90 to get 150, then subtracts that from 180 to get 30 degrees. And he caught the fly!
During the second event, Chris had to find the correct angle to catch the fly again, but this time the fly was higher than the last. He knew that from the fly, to the ground, to him was still 90 degrees. He also knew that from the ground, to the fly, to him was 45 degrees. Again Chris used trigonometry and inferred that from the ground, to him, to the fly had to be 45 degrees. Again he caught the fly!
See kids, Chris remembered what he learned in school and was able to apply trigonometry to a real life situation. Chris ended up taking first place, and went on to live a hoppy life.