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Not a fuckin clue...
 

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Someone left the basement door open!!
All the geeks are getting out.:rolleyes:
Way to go Poindexter:confused:
 

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I never took trigonometry. I skated my way around that shit in HS and college. lol
 

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I believe that is related to the elliptical inverse of KRAKATOA. :cool:
 

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It's trig, and it is the way to solve a right triangle.

SOH = sine =opposite over hypotenuse
CAH = cosine = adjacent over hypotenuse
TOA = tangent = opposite over adjacent


What it doesn't have though is the Pythagoreantheoremwhich goes a long way with a right triangle too.
 

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It's trig, and it is the way to solve a right triangle.

SOH = sine =opposite over hypotenuse
CAH = cosine = adjacent over hypotenuse
TOA = tangent = opposite over adjacent


What it doesn't have though is the Pythagoreantheoremwhich goes a long way with a right triangle too.
3^2 + 4^2 = 5^2
 

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I'll be damned, been doing trig for nearly 30 yrs and have never heard of it. I learned from a tool and die maker and not a school teacher though,
 

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26- year veteran HS math teacher here so yes.
 

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I was never taught trigonometry using that damn mess of letters. How hard is it to visualize a triangle and remember the Sine of 30 degrees is .5 and the Cosine of 60 is .5 to remind yourself what is what?

What is more helpful is remembering the Indian sees the Eagle flying over the River.

Who knows what THAT memory tool is for? ;)
 

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it was one of those things the teacher threw out and it stuck in my brain for over 50 years.
 
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