Trig Project

Trig Project

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  • J.J. Vaden Presents...
  • The Sporting Adventures of Jace!
  • Jace is an athlete who plays three different sports: basketball, soccer, and hockey. Last week he had quite the adventure practicing his sports. Here is what happened.
  • 45 Deg.
  • 10 Ft.
  • x
  • Jace is practicing basketball at Jason High. While he was practicing, his ball got stuck on the rim. Jace is 17 feet away looking at the ball at an angle of 45 degrees. He uses Trig to find out how high the ball is. He finds out that tan(45) x 10= 10. Therefore the basketball is 10 feet high.
  • Jace is practicing soccer at Vaden High. He wants to be able to hit the top left corner of the crossbar. He uses trig to figure out what angle to kick the soccer ball at. He finds out that tan(x) = 5/8. After working out the problem, he figures out that he must kick the ball at a 32 degree angle.
  • 5 Ft.
  • x
  • 8 Ft.
  • 12 Ft.
  • x
  • 11 ft.
  • Jace is practicing hockey at Junior Ice Rink. he wants to hit the puck to the top right corner of the rink. He uses trig to figure out that tan(x) = 11/12. He then works out the problem, finding out that he must hit the puck at a 42.5 degree angle.
  • As you can see, Jace has had quite the adventure. He has used Trigonometry to not only improve his math skills, but his athletic skills as well. Come back next time and see what new adventure Jace will go on! Jace logging out!
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