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It's supposed to be a simple problem. But I can't for the life of me figure out how to go about it. I managed to find out cos θ using the cosine rule, but it is a very long expression and looks to be going in a direction opposite of the solution. cos θ is (2x^2 + 2xy + y^2 + x*sqrt(2) - y) / (2 * (2x^2 + 2xy + y^2) * (x*sqrt2)).

Any help on this would be appreciated.

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# What is tan θ in this diagram?

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