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Homework Help: Wording Question Regarding Angles

  1. May 19, 2008 #1
    [SOLVED] Wording Question Regarding Angles

    If it says "to the horizontal", such as 30 degrees to the horizontal, would the angle be measured from Y or X? I measured it from the horizontal, but reading it over, it sounds like it's measured towards the horizontal, so I was thinking it may be from the vertical.

    Thank you very much!
     
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  3. May 19, 2008 #2

    cristo

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    "30 degrees to the horizontal" means that the angle between the "thing" and the horizontal is 30 degrees.
     
  4. May 19, 2008 #3
    That's what I initially had, but I always want to read too much into it lol. Thanks for the clarification!
     
  5. May 19, 2008 #4

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    No worries!
     
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