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**Zeeshan 01****Member**- Registered: 2016-07-22
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Q: In a right-angle triangle, perpendicular is 3 times the base. What is ratio

of their opposite angles?

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**Monox D. I-Fly****Member**- From: Indonesia
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60°, I guess.

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi Zeeshan 01

Let's call the two angles A and B. 3x and x are the opposite and adjacent, and the adjacent and opposite for these angles.

A/B = atan(3/1) / atan(1/3). This evaluates to about 3.6

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**Zeeshan 01****Member**- Registered: 2016-07-22
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Options are

A) 30:60

B) 45:45

C) 30:30

D) none

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Bob

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**Zeeshan 01****Member**- Registered: 2016-07-22
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??

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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In a right-angle triangle, perpendicular is 3 times the base.

So I made a triangle with B = 90, AC = 3 times BC.

I assumed that

What is ratio of their opposite angles?

means find the ratio of B:A

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**Zeeshan 01****Member**- Registered: 2016-07-22
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do it algebrically ??

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Not sure what you mean. My answer had 'x' in it. Isn't that algebra? Algebra doesn't exist independently from the maths topic it occurs in. This question requires trigonometry (in my opinion) and there's no getting away from that. You only need to pick one of the multi choice answers.

30:30 is impossible as the angles don't add up to 90.

45:45 won't work as the opposite and adjacent would be equal in this case.

30:60 won't work as the opposite and adjacent are in the ratio root 3 : 1

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