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Step by step tutorial, I know I need to most likely use the Sine law, oblique and right triangle laws, but how exactly?

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Pictures would help.

## Last piece of help I'll need

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### Re: Last piece of help I'll need

Use the law of sines to find the missing side, and use right triangle trig to solve for the height.

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### Re: Last piece of help I'll need

Generic Protoplasm wrote:Use the law of sines to find the missing side, and use right triangle trig to solve for the height.

How would I make the right triangle, please draw,

also b= 269.5744624

and a= 298.285155

Nevermind I hope I got it:

http://www.vulomedia.com/images/3578412 ... 5508AM.jpg

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### Re: Last piece of help I'll need

Sea Ferring wrote:Generic Protoplasm wrote:Use the law of sines to find the missing side, and use right triangle trig to solve for the height.

How would I make the right triangle, please draw,

also b= 269.5744624

and a= 298.285155

Nevermind I hope I got it:

http://www.vulomedia.com/images/3578412 ... 5508AM.jpg

Yes? No, help.

No. You're on the right track, but the line in your diagram with length 258m is not the height of the hot air balloon. (In fact, that line is not vertical.)

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### Re: Last piece of help I'll need

skeptical scientist wrote:Sea Ferring wrote:Generic Protoplasm wrote:Use the law of sines to find the missing side, and use right triangle trig to solve for the height.

How would I make the right triangle, please draw,

also b= 269.5744624

and a= 298.285155

Nevermind I hope I got it:

http://www.vulomedia.com/images/3578412 ... 5508AM.jpg

Yes? No, help.

No. You're on the right track, but the line in your diagram with length 258m is not the height of the hot air balloon. (In fact, that line is not vertical.)

Could you please just stop dropping hints and give the answer, it's literally the last question and I;ve stopped caring, or a link to a tutorial on how to do this. Please.

### Re: Last piece of help I'll need

Sea Ferring wrote:skeptical scientist wrote:Sea Ferring wrote:

How would I make the right triangle, please draw,

also b= 269.5744624

and a= 298.285155

Nevermind I hope I got it:

http://www.vulomedia.com/images/3578412 ... 5508AM.jpg

Yes? No, help.

No. You're on the right track, but the line in your diagram with length 258m is not the height of the hot air balloon. (In fact, that line is not vertical.)

Could you please just stop dropping hints and give the answer, it's literally the last question and I;ve stopped caring, or a link to a tutorial on how to do this. Please.

That's not how this forum works!

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### Re: Last piece of help I'll need

Sea Ferring wrote:http://www.vulomedia.com/images/7857212222008110650PM.jpg

Step by step tutorial, I know I need to most likely use the Sine law, oblique and right triangle laws, but how exactly?

Eternal thanking will be awarded to who helps me.

Pictures would help.

My rough method:

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(defun fibs (n &optional (a 1) (b 1)) (take n (unfold '+ a b)))

### Re: Last piece of help I'll need

Take a look at this. You were on the right track, just left out some right angles or had a slip in calculating some angles. Note where I drew in right angles.

http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/9580/mathdiagramba4.jpg

http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/9580/mathdiagramba4.jpg

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