Captains Trig's Tied up Tuesday

Captains Trig's Tied up Tuesday

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  • While surveying the galaxy to destroy bodies that threaten life, Captain Trig sees 4 meteors headed toward Earth!
  • The first meteor is headed straight towards the ocean, which could cause huge tsunamis. The meteor is 16 light years away from earth. Captain Trig can fly upwards by 15 degrees to destroy the meteor but he needs to know how far the meteor is.  He can find the distance by sin(15)=16/x. With this equation he finds out that he needs to fly 61.8 light years. In the blink of an eye he does just that and destroys the first meteor.
  • 15o
  • x
  • 16
  • The second meteor is right above New York city, and is coming down at a 40 degree angle. Captain Trig can stop the meteor if he can get right below the spot it is supposed to fall. The meteor still has 20 miles down to go, so Captain Trig can use sin(40)=x/20. After solving that equation, Captain Trig moves 12.9 miles, and is able to slap the meteor back into space right before it makes impact.
  • 20
  • x
  • 40o
  • The third Meteor is travelling at the same angle and is at the same distance away from the earth as Captain Trig. Captain Trig is 2√6 light years away from the meteor, and he needs to know how far to teleport to intercept the meteor in time. He uses cos(45)=x/2√6, as teleports 2√3 lightyears infront of him so that he can yet again yeet the meteor away.
  • x
  • 45o
  • 2√6
  • x
  • 51
  • The fourth Meteor is headed straight towards the white house lawn! Captain Trig knows all the distances between him and the meteor and the white house, but he does not know the angles he needs to fly at to intercept the final meteor. He can use tan(x)=51/68 to find the angle that he has to fly. Once solving the problem, Captain Trig flys at an angle of 37 degrees, and saves Washington D.C. from being destroyed.
  • 85
  • 68
  • x
  • After a long day of saving Earth, Captain Trig rests until the next catastrophic event that requires his attention.
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