Anita wants to apply for a job at an architect company. Her boss asks her to pass in 3 challenges in order to be hired.
For the first challenge, Anita has to figure out the horizontal distance, x, of a ramp for the motorcycling show with an angle of elevation at 10 degrees. It has a vertical distance of 4 feet from the sidewalk to the main entrance. She decides to use tangent to find her answer.
Congratulations on your firstchallenge. In our career, we focus much on trigonometry. The next two challenges will also be on these skills.
Next up, a family wants to create a stair case for their new house. The angle of elevation is 45 degrees and has a horizontal distance of 25 feet. Anita has to find out the vertical distance from the bottom floor to the top floor. She uses cosine to solve this problem.
Work:Cos(45)=x/2525 Cos(45)=x17.68 ft=x
Lastly, Anita has to build a basketball hoop that has a vertical distance of 120 inches from the hoop to the floor and a horizontal distance of 240 inches, which is opposite to the angle. She needs to figure out the angle measurement. To solve, she uses sin.
Wow! I have been hired! All thanks to my geometry teacher, Ms. Paige!
Congratulations! You have shown excellence skills in trigonometry and have been hired!