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Trigonometry Question Help

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  1. Mar 5, 2017 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The machine tool diagram on the right shows a symmetric worm
    thread, in which a circular roller of diameter 1.5 inches sits.
    Find the amount d that the top of the roller rises above the
    top of the thread, given the information in the diagram. (Hint:
    Extend the slanted sides of the thread until they meet at a point.)

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    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution
    CamScanner-New Document 32-g10600W00r20P20y40Y40d10-001.jpg
    WP_20170306_001.jpg
     
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  3. Mar 5, 2017 #2

    LCKurtz

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    Unreadable and sizeways images? You have to be kidding. My suggestion would be to post a single readable image with the picture and labeled variables, such as ##\alpha##, ##d##, ##r##, and possibly others. Then write (type!) your solution in terms of known variables. So you get ##d = \text{ some formula}##. Only put in the values at the end. Then your solution would be readable and understandable.
    [Edit, added]: Here's a picture:
    picture.jpg
    Now, you know ##r,~a,~\theta##. Solve for ##d## in terms of them.
     
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  4. Mar 6, 2017 #3
    So we have r = 0.75, h = 3.1722 and w = 2.7990. In the end it will be r - d = h - w which would be d = 0.3768. I looked at the back of the book the answer is 0.476. And the reason is because r does not make a right triangle with w as its leg. There is a slight space with the circle and the symmetric thread. Look at the picture below:
    WP.jpg
     
  5. Mar 6, 2017 #4

    LCKurtz

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    Again, your image is impossible to read. And, yes, ##r## is perpendicular to its leg. You haven't shown readable equations (type them in here, don't post images) for ##h## and ##w## so I don't know what you are doing wrong. It doesn't help when you just post numbers. Using my figure, you should get ##w = 2.897## and ##h = 3.172##. This will get you ##d=.4755##.
    [Edit, added:] I think I see where you may be going wrong. Notice that ##w## is the hypotenuse of the right triangle and use that.
     
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  6. Mar 6, 2017 #5

    Mark44

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    Epsilon, I have locked this thread. Please start a new thread with an image that can be read, and with equations typed in as text, as LCKurtz asks. It's possible to use features available at this site to enter each equation you show. Look under INFO in the menu bar across the top of the screen, in the Help/How-to submenu. There's a tutorial on LaTeX (https://www.physicsforums.com/help/latexhelp/), that can be used to write just about any mathematical equation.

    Also, please label the points in your drawing for ease of reference.
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2017
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