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A highway makes an angle of 6 degrees with the horizontal. This angle is maintained for a horizontal distance of 5 miles. To the nearest hundredth of a mile, how high does the highway rise in this 5-mile section? Show the steps you use to find the distance.
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O.K. To your question: Can you try to draw a figure of this problem using the draw button ?
there is no figure
I mean can you try to draw a figure using given data ?
no..... i am not a math person by any means...
Oh .. Our site aims at getting to the answer by making the asker participate !We just guide you through the process.. ! It is not that hard to draw a figure for this question .Please try
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i guess i have no idea if this would even be right or not
Good effort ! Well according to me the fig would be like |dw:1364052983135:dw|
we need to find h . We can use the trigonometry here . take tan 6 degree for this triangle
i am in geometry 2 not trigonometry....
i have no idea what trig is about
Oh then I think you need to take approximation \[\huge \boxed{\theta =\dfrac{\text{arc length}}{radius}}\]
here it will be theta =h/5
first convert 6 degree to radian measure..then use this formula
ok well thank you for trying to help me but you are speaking a foreign language to me....
you dont know English ? :/
wow that was dumb.... yes i know english i dont understand what you are talking about i.e. foriegn language... figure of speech