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  • 4 years ago

Charlie is at a small airfield watching for the approach of a small plane with engine trouble. He sees the plane at an angle of elevation of 32 . At the same time, the pilot radios Charlie and reports the plane’s altitude is 1,700 feet. Charlie’s eyes are 5.2 feet from the ground. Draw a sketch of this situation (you do not need to submit the sketch). Find the ground distance from Charlie to the plane. Explain your work.

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  1. Rohangrr
    • 4 years ago
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    It's a good thing that you explained your error. I had a really good come back that I was going to lay on you.

  2. jennyjewell25
    • 4 years ago
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    umm ok?

  3. anonymoustwo44
    • 4 years ago
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    waht do you mean that charlie is 5.2 feet off the ground?

  4. jennyjewell25
    • 4 years ago
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    his eyes are 5.2 ft off the ground

  5. anonymoustwo44
    • 4 years ago
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    ah ok

  6. anonymoustwo44
    • 4 years ago
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    |dw:1333550744543:dw|

  7. anonymoustwo44
    • 4 years ago
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    @Chlorophyll I guess I don't need to answer it anymore :))

  8. Chlorophyll
    • 4 years ago
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    x = 1,694 / tan 32 = 2,935.5 ft

  9. jennyjewell25
    • 4 years ago
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    can you show all your work

  10. Chlorophyll
    • 4 years ago
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    From the picture and my short calculation, seem like you have abudance guidance :)

  11. jennyjewell25
    • 4 years ago
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    ok thank you all so much

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