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Angle of elevation

  1. Feb 15, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Two calibrated elevation blocks have a combined thickness of 1.86cm. What is the angle of elevation of the 1.00 m long track for this situation?

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Feb 15, 2010 #2


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    Students are expected to demonstrate effort and show work when requesting assistance.

    How about starting with the mathematical definition of an angle, or perhaps the definition of the sine or cosine of an angle.

    What is the geometric significance of the 1 m length with respect to the 1.86 cm elevation?
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