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leenieluvsdogs Group Title

Suppose you live 3.6 miles from a hill. From your home you see a plane directly above the hill. Your angle of elevation to the plane is 11°. What is the plane’s altitude?

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  1. zhill1337 Group Title
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    one sec, trying to work it out now.

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  2. leenieluvsdogs Group Title
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    okay thanks :)

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  3. a_kaffash Group Title
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    i'll tell u!

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  4. leenieluvsdogs Group Title
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    ok :)

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  5. heromiles Group Title
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    3643.2 feet

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  6. leenieluvsdogs Group Title
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    thats not right?

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  7. geekwannabe Group Title
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    imagine...it's a right triangle....your house to the hill is adjacent, down hill to the plane is Opposite or the altitude... so so tan (11) = opp/ adj = opp/ 3.6 => Opp = tan(11 degree) x 3.6

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  8. heromiles Group Title
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    why not?

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  9. leenieluvsdogs Group Title
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    its not an option on the mulitipul choice.....

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  10. heromiles Group Title
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    well .69 miles

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  11. leenieluvsdogs Group Title
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    geekwannabe is right his/her answer is an option thanks! geek!

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  12. geekwannabe Group Title
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    you're welcome!

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  13. zhill1337 Group Title
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    .69 seems awfully low hahahaha

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  14. heromiles Group Title
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    The answer isn't in terms of miles or feet?

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  15. leenieluvsdogs Group Title
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    the answer has to be in miles

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  16. geekwannabe Group Title
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    zhill: it could be low since the angle is not too large..

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  17. a_kaffash Group Title
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    tan 11 * 3.6 = 0.69987 miles!!!!!!1

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  18. heromiles Group Title
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    lol, I know

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  19. heromiles Group Title
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    I think I should get credit for my correct answer

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  20. leenieluvsdogs Group Title
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    so im getting 3 diff answers here so what is the real answer????

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  21. a_kaffash Group Title
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    Mine!

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  22. zhill1337 Group Title
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    lolwut? but i guess if it makes logical sense....too bad the plane isnt gonna make it too far over the hill if its on a negative slope haha.

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  23. a_kaffash Group Title
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    but your question is not correct man!

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  24. geekwannabe Group Title
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    it's all correct, just you choosing the way to round the numbers...

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  25. heromiles Group Title
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    a_kaffash, I said .69 miles before you lol

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  26. leenieluvsdogs Group Title
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    well obvously tou are all going to say "mine is the corect one"

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  27. zhill1337 Group Title
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    list the multiple choice answers if there are any. we can use deductive reasoning.

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  28. leenieluvsdogs Group Title
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    ok

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  29. a_kaffash Group Title
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    But i say the question is wrong... if the plane is seen on top of a hill from your home it doesn't mean it is exactly on top of hill

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  30. a_kaffash Group Title
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    it may be further

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  31. leenieluvsdogs Group Title
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    0.7 3.5 4.1 and -813.4

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  32. a_kaffash Group Title
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    so the altitude is more

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  33. a_kaffash Group Title
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    get it??

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  34. leenieluvsdogs Group Title
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    ok so that leaves the answer to be???? b?

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  35. a_kaffash Group Title
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    Hmmm! no ore details on question?

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  36. leenieluvsdogs Group Title
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    nope.....

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  37. leenieluvsdogs Group Title
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    the answers are all in miles by the way...

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  38. zhill1337 Group Title
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    im looking over this atm if anyone is interested. pertains to her problem... http://www.teacherschoice.com.au/maths_library/trigonometry/solve_trig_sss.htm

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  39. leenieluvsdogs Group Title
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    let me give you the topic my teacher put it under give me 1 second...

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  40. leenieluvsdogs Group Title
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    Use trigonometric ratios to find angles of elevation and angles of depression.

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  41. leenieluvsdogs Group Title
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  42. heromiles Group Title
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    You already have the angle of elevation

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  43. a_kaffash Group Title
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    look at this!

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  44. heromiles Group Title
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    a_kaffash, you're wrong, the angle of elevation does not mean the plane will be on top of the hill, so the answer is .7 miles

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  45. leenieluvsdogs Group Title
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    ok? obviously this question is stumping everyone ill try a different site or heck go to my tutor lol ... thanks for tryin tho....... have a great sunday everyone.... good bye.... :)

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  46. a_kaffash Group Title
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    bye

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  47. leenieluvsdogs Group Title
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    tell you what, ill setel this ill put the one i think then ill come back and tell you who ws right?

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  48. leenieluvsdogs Group Title
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    I GOT THE ANSWER!

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  49. leenieluvsdogs Group Title
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    okay here it is ...... 0.7!!!!!!

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  50. heromiles Group Title
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    Um, I told you that already...lol

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  51. heromiles Group Title
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    .69 rounds to .7

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  52. leenieluvsdogs Group Title
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    i know but the others were saying other things

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  53. heromiles Group Title
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    You didn't specify what the units of the answer should be in...

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  54. zhill1337 Group Title
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    one sec im working on it. seeing if i get the same answer only im solving for every side and every angle to be sure....if your patient with me i should be able to double check.

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  55. zhill1337 Group Title
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    .69 is correct. shockingly.

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  56. zhill1337 Group Title
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    wait

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  57. zhill1337 Group Title
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    yea ok hes good.

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  58. heromiles Group Title
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    zhill, why are you so surprised? lol!

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  59. zhill1337 Group Title
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    cuz logically i couldnt see a plane being that low an altitude hahahahaha.

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  60. zhill1337 Group Title
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    you gotta be landing, prepin for bailout, or a really horrible, paraplegic down syndrome pilot to be that low to the ground. or at least have a legit reason hahahah.

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  61. zhill1337 Group Title
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    3,500 ft seems a little low for my taste haha.

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  62. geekwannabe Group Title
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    this problem is now going to deep theory lol

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