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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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  1. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    You 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

  2. anonymous
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    Okay I understand how you got that but where do we put the 53 degrees?

  3. cwrw238
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    sin 53 = x / 250 where x is the elevation so x = 250 * sin 53 = 199.659

  4. anonymous
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    Okay thank you now how would i draw the triangle? like this?

  5. anonymous
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    |dw:1327873212529:dw|

  6. anonymous
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    53 is at the wrong place.

  7. anonymous
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    okay where should it be? the top?

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    |dw:1327873983766:dw|

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