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apeterson2310

  • 3 years ago

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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  1. AravindG
    • 3 years ago
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    Hi there! Welcome to Openstudy :) If you have any doubts on how the site works ,feel free to ask me or any other Ambassador with purple A near them .Have great time here . Check out our COC : http://openstudy.com/code-of-conduct

  2. AravindG
    • 3 years ago
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    O.K. To your question: Can you try to draw a figure of this problem using the draw button ?

  3. apeterson2310
    • 3 years ago
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    there is no figure

  4. AravindG
    • 3 years ago
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    I mean can you try to draw a figure using given data ?

  5. apeterson2310
    • 3 years ago
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    no..... i am not a math person by any means...

  6. AravindG
    • 3 years ago
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    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

  7. apeterson2310
    • 3 years ago
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    |dw:1364052589237:dw|

  8. apeterson2310
    • 3 years ago
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    i guess i have no idea if this would even be right or not

  9. AravindG
    • 3 years ago
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    Good effort ! Well according to me the fig would be like |dw:1364052983135:dw|

  10. AravindG
    • 3 years ago
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    we need to find h . We can use the trigonometry here . take tan 6 degree for this triangle

  11. apeterson2310
    • 3 years ago
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    i am in geometry 2 not trigonometry....

  12. apeterson2310
    • 3 years ago
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    i have no idea what trig is about

  13. AravindG
    • 3 years ago
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    Oh then I think you need to take approximation \[\huge \boxed{\theta =\dfrac{\text{arc length}}{radius}}\]

  14. AravindG
    • 3 years ago
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    here it will be theta =h/5

  15. AravindG
    • 3 years ago
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    first convert 6 degree to radian measure..then use this formula

  16. apeterson2310
    • 3 years ago
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    ok well thank you for trying to help me but you are speaking a foreign language to me....

  17. AravindG
    • 3 years ago
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    you dont know English ? :/

  18. apeterson2310
    • 3 years ago
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    wow that was dumb.... yes i know english i dont understand what you are talking about i.e. foriegn language... figure of speech

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