## jennyjewell25 3 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.

1. Rohangrr

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

umm ok?

3. anonymoustwo44

waht do you mean that charlie is 5.2 feet off the ground?

4. jennyjewell25

his eyes are 5.2 ft off the ground

5. anonymoustwo44

ah ok

6. anonymoustwo44

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7. anonymoustwo44

@Chlorophyll I guess I don't need to answer it anymore :))

8. Chlorophyll

x = 1,694 / tan 32 = 2,935.5 ft

9. jennyjewell25

can you show all your work

10. Chlorophyll

From the picture and my short calculation, seem like you have abudance guidance :)

11. jennyjewell25

ok thank you all so much