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Homework Help: Gondola ski lift Trigonometry

  1. Sep 11, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    the gondola ski lift at kystone, Corolrado is 2830m long. On avg, the ski lift rises 14.6 degree above the horizontal. How high is the top of the ski lift relative to the base.

    2. Relevant equations

    tan * = ha/h

    3. The attempt at a solution

    i just have a question would the 2830m long ski lift be the length of the side adjacent to the angle * or would it be the hypotenuse
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  3. Sep 11, 2008 #2


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    Re: Trigonometry

  4. Sep 11, 2008 #3
    Re: Trigonometry

    Angles are always in degrees.

    Angle A + Angle B + Angle C = 180* always for ANY triangle.
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