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Trig Help, Please


Eugene
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I'm a bit slow, okay? It would help me a lot with trig if someone will explain this to me:

3 points on the arc of a right angle at 0, 45 and 90 degrees. Why is the distance from y0 to y45 degrees not the same as from y45 to y90 degrees?

 

Eugene

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Me and my dad (a physics teacher) discussed this for a few minutes and agreed on the same answer; that the arc in not perfect. The 0 and 90 points and not the same distance from the corner. I was going to put a little diagram up for you, but could not get it to work right.

 

Noah

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  • 2 months later...

I am sooooo sorry Eugene, I meant to post this a long time ago! You will see what I mean, that the distance between the corner and X and the corner and Y is different because it is an inperfect arc, and it also makes the distance from 0 to 45 and 45 to 90 degrees different.

 

Noah

Again, sorry for posting it so late.

 

I got the picture posted at my website Click Here I could not get it to upload here.

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