MATH SOLVE

4 months ago

Q:
# If the cos of angle x is 8/17 and the triangle was displayed to be two times big as the original what would be the value of the cos of x for the dilated triangle

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A:

Answer: The value of cos(x) of the dilated triangle would be exactly the same as in the first triangle, cos(8/17).

The cosine ratio is a ratio of two sides.Β

In the first triangle the ratio is 8/17.

In the second triangle the ratio is 16/34. This could be reduced back to 8/17 which would produce the same cosine value.

The cosine ratio is a ratio of two sides.Β

In the first triangle the ratio is 8/17.

In the second triangle the ratio is 16/34. This could be reduced back to 8/17 which would produce the same cosine value.