# SOLUTION: It's been many years since I've been in school. If I have an 8 foot long piece of metal leaning at a 30 degree angle, what is the heighth of that piece of metal?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Triangles Question 597449: It's been many years since I've been in school. If I have an 8 foot long piece of metal leaning at a 30 degree angle, what is the heighth of that piece of metal?Answer by edjones(7569)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!This is a 30-60-90 degree triangle. There is a ratio of 1-sqrt(3)-2 for the sides opposite those angles respectively. Since the hypotenuse (2) is 8 the the height (1) is 4 feet. . Ed