Trigonometry comic 2
Updated: 3/31/2020
Trigonometry comic 2
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  • What angle do you think the angle is from my foot to the rim?
  • I’m not sure but we can use trigonometry to find out.
  • How would trigonometry help to find that?
  • You would have to imagine there’s a triangle here.
  • X
  • I know the rim is 10 feet from the ground, and I’m standing 6 feet from the hoop.
  • 6
  • We know this is a right triangle, so now we have to find the angle.
  • 10 feet
  • We need to use SOHCAHTOA to find the missing angle.
  • X
  • 6
  • We will use tangent and the formula is tan-1(10/6)
  • 10 feet
  • The angle we were trying to find is 59.0.
  • 59.0°
  • 6
  • 10 feet
  • 59.0°
  • 6
  • Now you know the angle your foot makes towards the rim.
  • 10 feet
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