Note: Homework Hints are given only for the Level 1 and Level 2 problems.
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These problems are designed to make sure you are familiar with the Pythagorean theorem as well as the definitions of sine, cosine, and tangent.
Use the Pythagorean theorem and Example 1.
Use the definition of the trigonometric ratios.
See Example 4; you will need to use a calculator for these problems. Do not forget to round your answer to four decimal places.
Use your calculator; see Example 6.
Use a calculator; see Example 2.
Draw a figure and use the definition of tangent. See Example 5.
See Example 7; remember to measure the angle of depression from a horizontal.
Draw a figure. See Example 5.
See Example 5; remember to measure the angle of elevation from a horizontal.