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A tree casts a 24' long shadow. A bird sitting at the very top of the tree looking down at the shadow forms an angle of depression of 28°. Rounding to the nearest integer, how tall is the tree? ________ feet

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  1. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    tan(28) = 24/h h = 24/tan(28) calculator says: 45.137

  2. amistre64
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    thats off; I think....let me recheck that

  3. amistre64
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    yeah, 28 is at the wrong end... tan(28) = h/24 24 tan(26) = h

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    12.761 is correct

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