## dianarock336 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. dianarock336

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2. dianarock336

Idk how to solve this even with drawing

3. dianarock336

mabye its 1,700 * tan 32? or divided

4. dianarock336

= 1062

5. austin420

try 1700 divided by 32 or try 1700 divided by 5.2

6. mikala1

ya it is what austin saID i thnk he is wright though

7. dianarock336

2720 is 1700 divided by 32 326 is 1700/5.2 GUYS THIS ISNT MULTIPLE CHOICE!!!

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9. austin420

copy and paste it to goolge and you will get the correct awnser

10. mikala1

hold on i think i got it

11. dianarock336

Welllll thanksss :/

12. dianarock336

i think its 1,700 minus 5.2

13. mikala1

hold on i think i got it

14. dianarock336

=1694.8

15. mikala1

here u go i got it tan(x) = opposite over adjacent tan(32) = (1,700 - 5.2) / x x tan(32) = 1,694.8 x = 1,694.8/ (tan(32)) x = 2712.25 feet

16. dianarock336

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17. mikala1

thanks lol

18. mikala1

any thing ells

19. dianarock336

I think thats all I need for now :D

20. mikala1

ok

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