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More similar triangles and trigonometry.

More similar triangles and trigonometry.

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  • 1. How many right triangles can you find? What solid can you make with this picture? (Hint: look it up on flickr.com) Icosahedrifying the MetaPanorama
  • 2. Mental Math SOHCAHTOA Given the following, identify which (7) Your partner keeps 50% of trigonometric ratio is described. your weekly gross pay. If tangent (1) opposite/adjacent you earn $750.00 per week $375.00 what does your partner get? sine (2) opposite/hypotenuse 121 (8) What is 11 squared (3) adjacent/hypotenuse cosine (9) What is the perimeter of (4-6) Label the following triangle using 16 cm a square with sides of 4 cm the words opposite, adjacent and hypotenuse (10) If the area of a square is 100m 2 , what is the side length HYP ADJ 10 m OPP
  • 3. Find the missing sides of the following triangles using equivalent ratios.
  • 4. In ∆MTH and ∆FUN, ∠M = 90°, ∠H = 39°, ∠F = 90°, ∠U = 51°. If TH = 64 cm and and FU = 118 cm, use equivalent ratios to find UN.
  • 5. In a right triangle, the leg adjacent to the angle of 25° is 12 cm long. a) Draw a diagram of the triangle indicating the given angle and side. b) What are the measures of the other angles? c) How long is the side opposite the 25° angle to the nearest tenth of a centimetre? d) How long is the hypotenuse of the triangle?
  • 6. A 4 m ladder leaning against a house makes a 65° angle with the ground. How high up the wall of the house does the ladder reach?
  • 7. A 15 m ramp is built to the loft door of the barn. The loft door is 5 m above ground level. Find the angle that the ramp makes with the ground (angle of elevation).
  • 8. Skiers ski down a slope that is inclined at a 35° angle to the horizontal. If the skiers reach ground level after travelling a distance of 1280 m, how high is the slope where they began their run?
  • 9. A patrol boat is 20 km west of a lighthouse. A small fishing boat is disabled and is 12.4 km south of the lighthouse. a) At what angle south of due east must the patrol boat travel to reach the fishing boat (nearest tenth of a degree)? b) How far is the patrol boat from the fishing boat (to the nearest tenth of a kilometre)?
  • 10. A lighthouse sits at the top of a cliff and the top of the lighthouse is 35 m above sea level. The angle of depression to sight a red fishing boat, which is between the cliff and the blue boat, is 24°. The angle of depression to sight a blue sailboat is 16°. How far apart are the boats?
  • 11. A backpacker finds that the angle of elevation to the top of a lookout tower is 22°. As she walks closer to the tower in a straight line, the angle of elevation changes to 28°. If, at this point in her journey, she is 500 m from the base of the tower, calculate how far away she was from the tower when she began.