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Homework Help: Skiing down an incline problem

  1. May 29, 2006 #1
    i have a question that pertains to skiing down an incline...i can do everything for it, but i have no idea how to get 11.8 degrees from: theta=sin^-1 (0.204) though. how would i know that 11.8 is the answer?
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  3. May 29, 2006 #2


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    Do you have a calculator which can calculate the inverse sine?

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  4. May 29, 2006 #3
    yea but when i do the inverse sin of .204 on my calculator i get .20544. i am not using it right?
  5. May 29, 2006 #4
    make sure ur calculator is set to degree not radians or gradients
  6. May 29, 2006 #5
    ur calculator is in radians...change it to degrees and you should get ur expected answer
  7. May 29, 2006 #6
    oh my gosh thank ya'll sooo much!!! i have been trying to figure that out for the longest time. i am so absent minded sometimes :)
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