converting degrees into inches

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converting degrees into inches

Postby edward1 » Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:44 am

If I were to move an object 4 degrees to the left, how many inches would that be??
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Re: converting degrees into inches

Postby Dirtman » Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:07 am

edward1 wrote:If I were to move an object 4 degrees to the left, how many inches would that be??


Assuming you want to know the distance 90º to the left of the original line, you need to know the radius (or distance from the central angle point to the point of departure).

IF the radius was 24", then: Tan(4º) * radius = 0.0699268 * 24" = 1.678"
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