anonymous
  • anonymous
A ranger spots a forest fire while on a 45-meter observation tower. The angle of depression from the tower to the fire is 12°. To the nearest meter, how far is the fire from the base of the tower? 212 meters 10 meters 216 meters 71 meters
Mathematics
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campbell_st
  • campbell_st
|dw:1333524384559:dw| tan(12) = 45/x x = 45/tan(12)
anonymous
  • anonymous
I'm not good, at math so i don't understand how to get the answer
campbell_st
  • campbell_st
well use the calculator and enter 45 divided by tan(12)

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anonymous
  • anonymous
do i need to put the tan in there?
anonymous
  • anonymous
i'm thinking it's 10 meters am i right?
campbell_st
  • campbell_st
click on the start button in the lower left of screen select all programs and then accessories... you'll find a calculator there
anonymous
  • anonymous
did i get the answer..right??
dumbcow
  • dumbcow
no its not 10
dumbcow
  • dumbcow
tan(12) = .212
anonymous
  • anonymous
wrong
anonymous
  • anonymous
the correct answer is 216

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