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Trig: Word Problems - Sine, Cosine & Tangent 305

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  • Type: Video Tutorial
  • Length: 78:18
  • Media: Flash video file
  • Use: Watch Online
  • Access Period: 90 Days
  • Posted: 08/04/2009

This lesson is part of the following series:

College Prep Math for Mature Students (21 Lessons) (21 lessons, $51.48)
Trigonometry (13 Lessons) (13 lessons, $33.66)
Beginning Trigonometry, Sin Cos Tan Sec Csc & Cot (3 lessons, $12.87)
Trigonometry - Begin With The Basics (3 Lessons) (3 lessons, $12.87)

This 78 minute trigonometry lesson is an opportunity to see how the skills learned in Lesson 300 Basic Trigonometry Part I are used to solving word problems using the 3 primary trig ratios, sin, cos and tan. You find unknown sides and angles in right angle triangles to solve word problems that involve:
- a kite on the end of a string, diagonal of a rectangle, support wires, shadows, ladders, trees, buildings, stairways and more
- angle of elevation and angle of depression
- rise & run

Sample problem: An airplane is flying over a forest at an altitude of 1600 ft. when the pilot sights a fire. He measures the angle of depression and finds it to be 46 degrees. How far is the fire, to the nearest tenth of a ft. from a point on land directly below the airplane?

This lesson contains explanations of the concepts and 17 example questions with step by step solutions plus 3 interactive review questions with solutions.

The following lesson will help you with the fundamentals of this lesson:
- 300 Basic Trigonometry Part I (http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/5125)

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Recent Reviews

Jfilip_homepage
Kinda rudimentary
09/25/2009
~ jfilip

The actual word problems were kind of silly dealing with kites and whatnot but the math was solid and bringing it all together from the problem was helpful.

The teacher person has a monotone voice but following along with or without sound is actually very easy. So if you need trig practice I found it helpful.

Jfilip_homepage
Kinda rudimentary
09/25/2009
~ jfilip

The actual word problems were kind of silly dealing with kites and whatnot but the math was solid and bringing it all together from the problem was helpful.

The teacher person has a monotone voice but following along with or without sound is actually very easy. So if you need trig practice I found it helpful.

This is a 78 minute trigonometry math help lesson.
An opportunity to use the basic trig skills learned in lesson 300 to solve word problems
Sine (sin)
Cosine (cos)
Tangent (tan)
Word problems with unknown sides, angles of elevation and depression, ladders, road grade, % (percent grade)

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