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

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