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Unformatted text preview: United States and one in Germany. The American student thinks that the lengths 3, 4, and 5 in Example 1.5 are measured in inches, while the German student thinks that they are measured in centimeters. Since 1 in 2.54 cm, the students are using triangles o dierent physical sizes (see Figure 1.2.1 below, not drawn to scale). A B C 3 4 5 (a) Inches A B C 3 4 5 (b) Centimeters A A B B C C (c) Similar triangles Figure 1.2.1 ABC A B C I the American triangle is ABC and the German triangle is A B C , then we see rom Figure 1.2.1 that ABC is similar to A B C , and hence the corresponding angles...
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This note was uploaded on 01/21/2012 for the course MAC 1130 taught by Professor Dr.cheun during the Fall '11 term at FSU.
 Fall '11
 Dr.Cheun
 Calculus, Trigonometry, Angles

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