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Two birds sit at the top of two different trees 57.4 feet away from one another. The distance between the second bird and a bird watcher on the ground is 49.6 feet.
What is the angle measure, or angle of depression, between the first bird and the bird watcher?
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40.8°
49.2°
30.2°
59.8°
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Two birds sit at the top of two different trees 57.4 feet away from one another. The distance between the second bird and a bird watcher on the ground is 49.6 feet. What is the angle measure, or angle of depression, between the first bird and the bird watcher? © 2011 Jupiter Images Corporation Answer 40.8° 49.2° 30.2° 59.8°
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brinetheryBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
tan(x) = (49.6/57.4) (opp/adj) x = tan^1(49.6/57.4) That's the inverse tangent. There should be an option on your calculator for that.
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brinetheryBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
Is that helping at all?
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pineapple31Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i don't have a calculator on me :/
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brinetheryBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
Does the teacher let you use calculators or did they mention a table you could use for looking up these values? B/c that's how they did it in the old days.
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brinetheryBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
Scientific calculator: http://web2.0calc.com/
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pineapple31Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yeah we can use it i just dont have one on me at the moment and i need the answer
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brinetheryBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
40.83 degrees The reverse of a tangent is referred to as both the inverse tangent and the arc tangent. So on a calculator, it will either show up as tan^1, atan, or arctan. You also want to make sure that you mode is in degrees, not radians. Talk with your teacher if you're still unsure b/c it's important :)
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