anonymous
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From an h = 68 feet observation tower on the coast, a Coast Guard officer sights a boat in difficulty. The angle of depression of the boat is θ = 1 ◦ .
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anonymous
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anonymous
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How far (in feet) is the boat from the shoreline? assume that the boat is starting from the little circle in the bottom right corner
anonymous
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basically how far is the boat from the base of the shore: tan(1) = d/68 68 * tan(1) = d solve this to get distance = d

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anonymous
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so the answer is?
anonymous
  • anonymous
I got 57.28996, is that right? what am I doing wrong?
anonymous
  • anonymous
i believe that is right
anonymous
  • anonymous
it was wrong in my online hw
anonymous
  • anonymous
is that in ft though?
anonymous
  • anonymous
maybe you are suppose to round or something
anonymous
  • anonymous
or try (68)/(tan(1))
anonymous
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that worked, thank you
anonymous
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anytime my friend

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