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anonymous
 4 years ago
A boy flying a kite has released 250 ft of string. If he ties the string to a stake in the ground and measure the angle of elevation to be 53 degrees, how high is the kite?
anonymous
 4 years ago
A boy flying a kite has released 250 ft of string. If he ties the string to a stake in the ground and measure the angle of elevation to be 53 degrees, how high is the kite?

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anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You construct a triangle with a hypotenuse of 250 and you know that sin(53) = opposite side/hypotenuse and the opposite side happens to be the elevation, so x~199.659

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Okay I understand how you got that but where do we put the 53 degrees?

cwrw238
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1sin 53 = x / 250 where x is the elevation so x = 250 * sin 53 = 199.659

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Okay thank you now how would i draw the triangle? like this?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1327873212529:dw

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.053 is at the wrong place.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay where should it be? the top?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1327873983766:dw
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