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How Tall Is That Tower?

posted Jul 27, 2013, 9:13 AM by Stones River
Ever wonder how tall is that tower. There is no way I can measure it. Well you may can use Trigonometry to find that out.

Sine = Opposite ÷ Hypotenuse
Cosine = Adjacent ÷ Hypotenuse
Tangent = Opposite ÷ Adjacent

Some Ole Hippie Caught Another Hippie Tripping On Acid

One way to remember the letters is to sound them out phonetically (i.e., SOH-CAH-TOA, which is pronounced 'so-kə-tow'-uh').[14] Another method is to expand the letters into a sentence, such as "Some Old Hippy Caught Another Hippy Trippin' On Acid".[15]

The first trigonometric table was apparently compiled by Hipparchus, who is now consequently known as "the father of trigonometry."[3]

The ancient Greeks transformed trigonometry into an ordered science.[6]