Precal Question

The triangle shown in the figure is a right triangle with one vertex on the graph y = f(x), where f(x)=8sqrt(x). Express the angle θ as a function of x, where 0

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I appreciate any and all help, I have no clue where to begin. thanks!
secsecsec
06 December 2011
Let the vertex be point Q and the other point of the triangle be R. The coordinates of Q are (x, 8 root(x)). So can you obtain an expression for the length QR? (hint: pythagoras.) The length of QP is easier to work out. Knowing those two lengths enables you to write down an expression for Sin theta. Can you do the next (last) step?
ianmoth
08 December 2011
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