# Who you gonna call...TRIGBUSTERS!!

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• Don't worry! Cause we're the TRIG-BUSTERS!
• One day, Mrs. Smith found her cat stuck in a tree. So, she quickly called the fire department and nervously waited for them to arrive.
• Sally, one of the Trig-buster, needed to figure out how high the cat was. Sally is looking at the cat from a 57 degree angle and is standing 5 meters away from the tree. She finds out that tan(57)x5 = 7.6. The cat is about 8 meters high!
• How did you even get up there?
• Sally's partner, Sam was going to help her until he found another cat! Since he was 4 m away from the 6 m ladder, the angle of elevation was cos-1(4/6). He found out that the ladder should be placed at about 48 degrees.
• Ugh! The one time I didn't bring my calculator!
• They needed to know how they could put the ladder back on to the truck. If the ladder is 12 m long and it needs to be placed at a 10 degree angle, they found out that sin10(12) = 2.08. So, the ladder should be about 2 m above the siren.
• Sam and Sally both managed to rescue the cats all because of trig. Mrs. Smith thanked them and decided to adopt the other cat they rescued.
• We're glad to help! We couldn't have done it without trig!
• Sam and Sally continued to help the citizens of Trigville. Even when they're tangled, they can always find a solution to each equation. They also like their undercover-firefighter-costumes as much as they like to sine autographs for their fans. If you're ever in need, who you gonna call? TRIG-BUSTERS!
• That's the end of "The Adventures with the... TRIG-BUSTERS!"
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