OpenStudy (anonymous):

In the figure, find x correct to the nearest degree.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

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OpenStudy (anonymous):

@mayankdevnani

OpenStudy (ganeshie8):

tan(x+35) = 2tan(35) solve x

OpenStudy (anonymous):

19?

OpenStudy (ganeshie8):

this results in complex arithmetic too, solve it and see :)

OpenStudy (anonymous):

i can't solve it

OpenStudy (ganeshie8):

it takes time to simplify, use tan(A + B) formula and see if it simplifies

OpenStudy (callisto):

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OpenStudy (anonymous):

i am confusing whether the angles are the same or not

OpenStudy (ganeshie8):

angles cannot be same, as u rise the length u cover increases

OpenStudy (anonymous):

but the sides are the same

OpenStudy (ganeshie8):

yeah, so x must be smaller than 35

OpenStudy (anonymous):

then why not is 19 degrees??

OpenStudy (ganeshie8):

yes 19 is correct !

OpenStudy (anonymous):

you didn't say correct before @ganeshie8

OpenStudy (ganeshie8):

i didnt say it was incorrect either

OpenStudy (ganeshie8):

i asked you to solve it and see wat u get

OpenStudy (anonymous):

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OpenStudy (ganeshie8):

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OpenStudy (ganeshie8):

without solving how did u get the correct answer

OpenStudy (anonymous):

like what @Callisto did

OpenStudy (ganeshie8):

ok good :)