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Homework Help: Easy Trig question involving pitch of roof

  1. Apr 23, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The roof of a ski cabin has a steep pitch to help snow slide off. What angle does the roof make with the horizontal?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I don't really know where to start considering I have no numbers to play around with so, any recommendations would greatly be appreciated.
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  3. Apr 23, 2012 #2


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    There must be more to it than this !
  4. Apr 23, 2012 #3
    I'm pretty sure the answer is 48° but that is because my worksheet is set up where it gives the answers and eventually you solve a riddle, however I don't know how I would get to it. So should I just ask my teacher tomorrow?
  5. Apr 23, 2012 #4
    Probably, because the problem is unsolvable the way it is right now.
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