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 3 years ago
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?
 3 years ago
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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zhill1337
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0one sec, trying to work it out now.

leenieluvsdogs
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thats not right?

geekwannabe
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0imagine...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

leenieluvsdogs
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0its not an option on the mulitipul choice.....

leenieluvsdogs
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0geekwannabe is right his/her answer is an option thanks! geek!

zhill1337
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0.69 seems awfully low hahahaha

heromiles
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1The answer isn't in terms of miles or feet?

leenieluvsdogs
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the answer has to be in miles

geekwannabe
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0zhill: it could be low since the angle is not too large..

a_kaffash
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0tan 11 * 3.6 = 0.69987 miles!!!!!!1

heromiles
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I think I should get credit for my correct answer

leenieluvsdogs
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so im getting 3 diff answers here so what is the real answer????

zhill1337
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0lolwut? 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.

a_kaffash
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0but your question is not correct man!

geekwannabe
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0it's all correct, just you choosing the way to round the numbers...

heromiles
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1a_kaffash, I said .69 miles before you lol

leenieluvsdogs
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well obvously tou are all going to say "mine is the corect one"

zhill1337
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0list the multiple choice answers if there are any. we can use deductive reasoning.

a_kaffash
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0But 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

leenieluvsdogs
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.00.7 3.5 4.1 and 813.4

a_kaffash
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so the altitude is more

leenieluvsdogs
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok so that leaves the answer to be???? b?

a_kaffash
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Hmmm! no ore details on question?

leenieluvsdogs
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the answers are all in miles by the way...

zhill1337
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0im looking over this atm if anyone is interested. pertains to her problem... http://www.teacherschoice.com.au/maths_library/trigonometry/solve_trig_sss.htm

leenieluvsdogs
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0let me give you the topic my teacher put it under give me 1 second...

leenieluvsdogs
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Use trigonometric ratios to find angles of elevation and angles of depression.

heromiles
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You already have the angle of elevation

heromiles
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1a_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

leenieluvsdogs
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok? 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.... :)

leenieluvsdogs
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0tell you what, ill setel this ill put the one i think then ill come back and tell you who ws right?

leenieluvsdogs
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I GOT THE ANSWER!

leenieluvsdogs
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay here it is ...... 0.7!!!!!!

heromiles
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Um, I told you that already...lol

leenieluvsdogs
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i know but the others were saying other things

heromiles
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You didn't specify what the units of the answer should be in...

zhill1337
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0one 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.

zhill1337
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0.69 is correct. shockingly.

heromiles
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1zhill, why are you so surprised? lol!

zhill1337
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0cuz logically i couldnt see a plane being that low an altitude hahahahaha.

zhill1337
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you 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.

zhill1337
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.03,500 ft seems a little low for my taste haha.

geekwannabe
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0this problem is now going to deep theory lol
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