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Section Elementary Geometry For College St...

7th Edition
Alexander + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337614085
Textbook Problem

A roofline shows a span of 12 ft across a sloped roof, and thisspan is accompanied by a 2-ft rise. To the nearest degree, find the measure of θ.

To determine

To find:

The measure of θ to the nearest degree.

Explanation

Given:

A roofline shows a span of 12 ft across a sloped roof, and this span is accompanied by a 2-ft rise.

Approach:

In a right triangle, the sine ratio for an acute angle is the ratio oppsite sidehypotenuse.

Calculation:

From the diagram, opposite side = 2 ft

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