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Help! I need a Geometry Answer!

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by JBrooks, Aug 15, 2008.

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  1. JBrooks

    JBrooks TS Member

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    Having scaped by with a C in geometry about 40+ years ago, I need help from a math type person.

    If the top angle of an isosceles triangel is 34 degrees, and the two legs are 36 inches, how wide is the base?
     
  2. Tron

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    Exactly 21.051".

    Tron
     
  3. just_bob

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    21.051 inches
    sin of 17degrees x 36 x 2
     
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    Just Bob is right. It took me a few minutes to remember the Law of Cosines.

    LA
     
  6. JBrooks

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    Thanks guys! I knew that if I ever needed a Cosiner I could find one here. :)
     
  7. hairy

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    Porc, Tron had it first.
     
  8. Tron

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    Yeah, I figured it out first and everyone else copied me. Some people, I tell ya.
     
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    Joe, being copied is the finest compliment you can get - or somethin' like that!....Bob Dodd
     
  11. ec90t

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    Bob, is that the reason why Joe is never lead-off man on his squad? Lol.

    ec90t
     
  12. R.Kipling

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    amazing, what a little 'obamamagic' with the edit feature can catch.

    Kip
     
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