Homework help: Find the exact values of r and x given A = 21 degrees, B = 69 degrees, and y = 6.?

r = ?

x = ?

(also, why is r not equal to 16.74 and x equal to 15.63, I don't quite understand what I am doing wrong)

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2 Answers

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    exact value of r= 6/sin21°

    exact value of x= 6tan69°

  • David
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Value of x: 6/tan(21) = 15.63053439 or 15.63 rounded to two decimal places

    Value of r: 15.63053439/sin(69) = 16.74256921 or 16.74 rounded to two decimal places.

    Alternatively once two sides are known the third side can be found by using Pythagoras' theorem for a right angle triangle.

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