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Trigonometry

Sine, cosine and tangent ratios are used to find sides and angles in right-angled triangles.

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This is level 1: using the sine ratio to find a side (10 questions). You will be awarded a trophy if you get at least 7 correct and you do this activity online.  Give your answers correct to three significant figures. For the first six questions find the value of \(x\). Diagrams are not to scale.

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Find the height of a gate if its diagonal forms the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle and is of length 235cm. The angle marked x is 23°

= cm Correct Wrong

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In triangle ABC the angle at B is 90°. If AB = 35mm and the angle at C is 21° find the length of the side AC.

AC = mm Correct Wrong

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In triangle DEF the angle at E is 90°. If DF = 15m and the angle at F is 28° find the length of the side DE.

DE = m Correct Wrong

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No calculatorThe sine of 30 degrees is one half. Find the length of the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle if the side opposite the angle of 30° is of length 160cm.

= cm Correct Wrong

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Tuesday, February 28, 2023

"It asked for the acute angle of diagonals in a rectangle with side lengths 3 and 9, so I typed in the answer to arctan(3/9) which is 18.4, but it kept saying I was wrong. Please help!

[Transum: Hi Joseph, I think you have found the angle between a diagonal and one of the sides of the rectangle. Read the question again carefully as that is not what is required.]"

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Which Side? - Learn the names of the sides of a right-angled triangle before beginning trigonometry.

Level 1 - Using the sine ratio to find a side (10 questions)

Level 2 - Using the cosine ratio to find a side (10 questions)

Level 3 - Using the tangent ratio to find a side (10 questions)

Level 4 - Using the sine ratio to find an angle (10 questions)

Level 5 - Using the cosine ratio to find an angle (10 questions)

Level 6 - Using the tangent ratio to find an angle (10 questions)

Level 7 - Mixed questions (15 questions)

Level 8 - Review exercise (20 questions)

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