## apeterson2310 2 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.

1. AravindG

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2. AravindG

O.K. To your question: Can you try to draw a figure of this problem using the draw button ?

3. apeterson2310

there is no figure

4. AravindG

I mean can you try to draw a figure using given data ?

5. apeterson2310

no..... i am not a math person by any means...

6. AravindG

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

|dw:1364052589237:dw|

8. apeterson2310

i guess i have no idea if this would even be right or not

9. AravindG

Good effort ! Well according to me the fig would be like |dw:1364052983135:dw|

10. AravindG

we need to find h . We can use the trigonometry here . take tan 6 degree for this triangle

11. apeterson2310

i am in geometry 2 not trigonometry....

12. apeterson2310

i have no idea what trig is about

13. AravindG

Oh then I think you need to take approximation $\huge \boxed{\theta =\dfrac{\text{arc length}}{radius}}$

14. AravindG

here it will be theta =h/5

15. AravindG

first convert 6 degree to radian measure..then use this formula

16. apeterson2310

ok well thank you for trying to help me but you are speaking a foreign language to me....

17. AravindG

you dont know English ? :/

18. apeterson2310

wow that was dumb.... yes i know english i dont understand what you are talking about i.e. foriegn language... figure of speech