anonymous
  • anonymous
A space shuttle is directed towards the Moon but drifts 0.8 degree from its calculated path. If the distance from Earth to the Moon is 240.000mile, how far has the space shuttle drifted from its path when it reaches the Moon?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
tan(0.8 degrees) = drift/240000 miles or, drift = 240000*tan(0.8degrees) miles

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