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 Trigonometry problems
 Niteshifter Guest   Status: Posts: n/a Trigonometry problems - 03-18-2010, 10:33 PM My assignment is basically to make a person scale a pyramid using the Pythagorean theorem, which for me is very easy and my teacher knows that I can do this stuff in about 5 min, so we're (me and my teacher) are both challenging ourselves to find a way so that the angle at which the person scales the pyramid is accurate (since the book just says to have the person turn forward 1/8 of a revolution). I've gotten it partially finished, however I'm stuck at a spot. I've created a function that will return how far the person will turn using trigonometric methods. This is what I have so far (it's put into simple steps so that it's easy to follow): Var is a number value Py is the pyramid Var = arctan(py.height/(py.width/2)) Var = 90 - Var Var = Var/360 Return Var What this does is return the degrees at which is between the edge of the bounding box and the slope of the pyramid, which is approx. 24.7°. Now the problem I'm having is translating this to how far the person will turn forward because if I put that in as it is, the person will turn forward a whole 90°.