Trig in the City

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  • If The pole is 5ft taller than me, and I am looking at a 26° angle. How far away is this light pole? 5/tan(26°)=x
  • x=10.3ft, so the pole is 10.3ft away
  • 26° 
  • x
  • 5ft
  • Trig in the City
  • 48.2, I'm looking at a 48.2°
  • θ
  • What angle am I looking at this ferris wheel 50ft away? It is 75ft diagonally from me. (50/75)cos-1
  • 75ft
  • 50ft
  • How far up is my ball if I am looking at it from a 46° angle? I am 14ft away. sin(46)(14)=x
  • x
  • x=10, so the ball is 10ft higher than me
  • 46°
  • 14ft
  • Trig really can be used in everyday life.
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