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PhysicsMan999

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## Homework Statement

A vertical mirror is placed at the origin. A ray of light coming from A is reflected by the mirror so that it passes through B. How far from the bottom does the ray hit the mirror? The coordinates are A = (11.4, 15.9) and B = (15.9, 4.7), in centimetres.

## Homework Equations

incident angle=reflected angle

tan@=tan@=h/x

## The Attempt at a Solution

So, I drew my diagram, and I know that the rule of reflection means that the incident angle from A will be equal to the reflective angle to B. I'm just trying to use trig to solve it but I'm having no luck. I drew a triangle connecting A an B, with it having a hypotenuse of 12.07, solved for its other angles, and cannot seem to relate it to the mirror height.