Quick Triangle Question

Discussion in 'Math' started by ihaveaquestion, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. ihaveaquestion

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    May 1, 2009
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    Hi:

    http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/2267/34883541.jpg

    Is what I have circled correct?

    I thought sin = opp. / hyp. thus sin*hyp. = opp. or in that picture's case sin*d = opposite, but the sin*d term is listed as the adjacent...

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. jpanhalt

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    The illustration is correct as shown.

    John
     
  3. ihaveaquestion

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    May 1, 2009
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    You have to look at the triangle with respect to that angle theta drawn, not the other triangle I was looking at... got it.
     
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