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A clue
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Arithmetic question ()

Wiley Horne
Howard,

Your question could get quite involved if there are 4 legs at compound angles, versus 2 slab-type legs. Or if the legs are tapered and you want a template for cutting.

But basic trig gives you a clue at least on how to approach....you have an 11 degree angle, with adjacent side= 18”, and you want to know the leg length or hypotenuse, all measured in a plane parallel to the bench length.

So, the clue is,

Cos(11) = 18/leg length

Leg length = 18/cos(11) = 18/0.95 = 18.95”.

But. If you have 4 legs splayed, need more info as to angles. And if you want a dimensioned drawing of the leg, need more info.

Hope this helps.

Wiley

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