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One side of a right triangle is known to be 20 cm long and the opposite angle is measured as 30(degrees), with a possible error of +/- 1 degree.

a) Use differentials to estimate the error in computing the length of the hypotenuse

b) what is the percentage error.

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

Well, using the given data I found that the hypotenuse when x=30(degrees) is 40 cm. The equation I used was h(x)=20/sin(x). I know that the change in (h) is equal to error x h'(x). When finding h'(x) I got -20cos(x)/sin(x)^2. I'm not sure if this is correct. My book doesn't do a great job at explaining anything so any help will be greatly appreciated!

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# Using Differentials to find Error and Percent Error

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