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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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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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zhill1337Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
one sec, trying to work it out now.
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leenieluvsdogsBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
thats not right?
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geekwannabeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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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leenieluvsdogsBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
its not an option on the mulitipul choice.....
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leenieluvsdogsBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
geekwannabe is right his/her answer is an option thanks! geek!
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zhill1337Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
.69 seems awfully low hahahaha
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heromilesBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
The answer isn't in terms of miles or feet?
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leenieluvsdogsBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the answer has to be in miles
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geekwannabeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
zhill: it could be low since the angle is not too large..
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a_kaffashBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
tan 11 * 3.6 = 0.69987 miles!!!!!!1
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heromilesBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I think I should get credit for my correct answer
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leenieluvsdogsBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so im getting 3 diff answers here so what is the real answer????
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zhill1337Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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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a_kaffashBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
but your question is not correct man!
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geekwannabeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
it's all correct, just you choosing the way to round the numbers...
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heromilesBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
a_kaffash, I said .69 miles before you lol
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leenieluvsdogsBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
well obvously tou are all going to say "mine is the corect one"
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zhill1337Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
list the multiple choice answers if there are any. we can use deductive reasoning.
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a_kaffashBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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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leenieluvsdogsBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
0.7 3.5 4.1 and 813.4
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a_kaffashBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so the altitude is more
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leenieluvsdogsBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ok so that leaves the answer to be???? b?
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a_kaffashBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Hmmm! no ore details on question?
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leenieluvsdogsBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the answers are all in miles by the way...
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zhill1337Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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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leenieluvsdogsBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
let me give you the topic my teacher put it under give me 1 second...
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leenieluvsdogsBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Use trigonometric ratios to find angles of elevation and angles of depression.
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heromilesBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
You already have the angle of elevation
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heromilesBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
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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leenieluvsdogsBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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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leenieluvsdogsBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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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leenieluvsdogsBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I GOT THE ANSWER!
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leenieluvsdogsBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
okay here it is ...... 0.7!!!!!!
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heromilesBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Um, I told you that already...lol
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leenieluvsdogsBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i know but the others were saying other things
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heromilesBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
You didn't specify what the units of the answer should be in...
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zhill1337Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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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zhill1337Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
.69 is correct. shockingly.
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heromilesBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
zhill, why are you so surprised? lol!
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zhill1337Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
cuz logically i couldnt see a plane being that low an altitude hahahahaha.
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zhill1337Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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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zhill1337Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
3,500 ft seems a little low for my taste haha.
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geekwannabeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
this problem is now going to deep theory lol
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