How far does the tip of a 5-foot pendulum travel as it swings through an angle of 30 degrees? Round your answer to two decimal places.
I proceeded by drawing a picture of my swinging pendulum with dimensions. enter image description here
I drew a right triangle next to my pendulum with the length of my pendulum (5') being the x-axis of my right triangle. My 30 degree theta angle is my tangent angle. I solved for tangent and got 2.89 for my y-axes. I used the Pythagorean theorem to solve for the length of my hypotenuse which would be my answer C=5.77'. I ask the community if my steps are sound in judgement.