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ImpactAngleMathReview

1. RightAngle:
2. Hypotenuse:
3. Adjacent:
4. Opposite:

Howdoesthisrelatetotheimpactofablooddrop?
SOHCAHTOA
WeareusingSOH:

C=
Opp=
Hyp=

NormallyinMath
1.SinofAngle=Opp

Hyp
2.Normally,weknowtheangleindegrees.Forexample:

3.Forforensicscience,weknowthedistancebecausewemeasurethe
oftheblooddrop.
4.SO.Weareactuallylookingfortheinversesinfunctionbecauseweareworking
backwards!
Example:

SoHowdowefigureouttheangleifweknowthemeasurementoftheblooddrop?
(c)=opposite
Sameas:width(atob)
hypotenuse

length(dtoc)

(c)=

(c)=
Sin1

PRACTICEPROBLEMS
1. Width=2cm

Length=5cm

ANGLE=

2. Width=5cm

Length=8cm

ANGLE=

3.Measurethediagramtotherightanddeterminetheangleofimpact=

4.Measurethediagramtotheleftanddeterminetheangleofimpact=