May 14, 2015

Trigonometry Word Problems

What if a restaurant needed to build a wheelchair ramp for its customers? The angle of elevation for a ramp is recommended to be 5 degrees . If the vertical distance from the sidewalk to the front door is two feet, what is the horizontal distance that the ramp will take up ? How long will the ramp be ? Round your answers to the nearest hundredth. After completing this Concept, you'll be able to use trigonometry to solve this problem.

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Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

Model with mathematics.

Use appropriate tools strategically.

Attend to precision.

Look for and make use of structure.

Use trigonometric ratios and the Pythagorean Theorem to solve right triangles in applied problems.?