Distance between people 0 Overview Using this Resource Connecting to the Curriculum Marking Student Responses Working with Students Further Resources This task is about using Pythagoras' theorem and trigonometry ratios to calculate distances. Question 1Change answer Use the formulae above to answer the following questions. Use the formulae above to answer the following questions. Shane, Jake, Rahera, and Leah are standing in a paddock. What is the distance between Jake and Rahera? metres Shane and Rahera? metres Jake and Leah? metres Task administration: This task can be completed with pen and paper or online (with NO auto marking). Levels: 5, 6 Curriculum info: Maths, Geometry and Measurement, Shape Keywords: pythagoras theorem, trigonometry, sine, cosine, tangents Description of task: Using Pythagoras' theorem and trigonometry ratios, students calculate distances between people standing in a paddock. Answers/responses: Y10 (10/1998) a) Accept 25.9-26.01 very difficult b) Accept 167.9-168.1 very difficult c) Accept 30-30.03 [if answer to a) was incorrect, accept if ] very difficult Diagnostic and formative information: Common error Likely calculation Likely reason a) 26.6 (approx.) 170 sin 9° Rounds 8.8° to 9°. Pythagoras' theorem Working with Pythagoras Tracking sports professionals Kicking for goal Right angled triangle II