# Rugby Trigonometry distances

- Author:
- Rick

- Topic:
- Trigonometry

## Rugby Trigonometry distances

**1. Imagine that the kicker chooses to go back 5 metres from C along OC. Draw a diagram to represent this situation. Find the measure of angle AOC and BOC using your knowledge of the tangent function (tan) and hence find the size of the angle AOB (the kicker’s room for error). Quote answers correct to 2 decimal places. 2. Repeat part 1, but for the case where the kicker chooses to go back 10 metres. 3. Repeat part 1, but for the case where the kicker chooses to go back 15 metres. 4. Repeat part 1, but for the case where the kicker chooses to go back 20 metres. 5. Repeat part 1, but for the case where the kicker chooses to go back 25 metres. 6. Tabulate your solutions to parts 1 to 5. Describe what appears to happen to the kicker’s room for error as the distance that the kick is taken from the goal line increases.**