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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 5mile section? Show the steps you use to find the distance.
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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 5mile section? Show the steps you use to find the distance.
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AravindGBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
O.K. To your question: Can you try to draw a figure of this problem using the draw button ?
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apeterson2310Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
there is no figure
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AravindGBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I mean can you try to draw a figure using given data ?
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apeterson2310Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
no..... i am not a math person by any means...
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AravindGBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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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apeterson2310Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1364052589237:dw
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apeterson2310Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i guess i have no idea if this would even be right or not
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AravindGBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Good effort ! Well according to me the fig would be like dw:1364052983135:dw
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AravindGBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
we need to find h . We can use the trigonometry here . take tan 6 degree for this triangle
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apeterson2310Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i am in geometry 2 not trigonometry....
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apeterson2310Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i have no idea what trig is about
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AravindGBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Oh then I think you need to take approximation \[\huge \boxed{\theta =\dfrac{\text{arc length}}{radius}}\]
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AravindGBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
here it will be theta =h/5
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AravindGBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
first convert 6 degree to radian measure..then use this formula
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apeterson2310Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ok well thank you for trying to help me but you are speaking a foreign language to me....
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AravindGBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
you dont know English ? :/
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apeterson2310Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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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