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A highway makes an angle of 6 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. qweqwe123123123123111 Group Title
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    |dw:1365551726121:dw| adj = 5 angle = 6 tan(angle) = opp/adj You want to find the length (height) of the opposite side: So if tan(6) = opp/5 then opp = tan(6) * 5

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  2. kcla1996 Group Title
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    so am i supposed to find tan next?

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  3. belibergirl666 Group Title
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    ok girl mutiply the lenght and the height and base and divide by 2

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  4. qweqwe123123123123111 Group Title
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    She's looking for the height, not the area.

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  5. belibergirl666 Group Title
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    oh well ok the base x weight right

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  6. qweqwe123123123123111 Group Title
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    She doesn't have the height yet. She's looking for the height. The height is the length of the opposite side. That's what she's looking for. The length of the opposite side. The length of the opposite side = the height. The height is equal to tan(6) * 5

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  7. kcla1996 Group Title
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    wait what im so confused what do i do

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  8. qweqwe123123123123111 Group Title
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    Do you know what a tangent is?

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  9. qweqwe123123123123111 Group Title
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    Are you there?

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  10. kcla1996 Group Title
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    its one of the sides of the triangle?

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  11. gksriharsha Group Title
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    tangent is the ratio of the sides of the triangle

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  12. kcla1996 Group Title
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    do you know what im supposed to do?

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  13. gksriharsha Group Title
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    open a calculator and find the value of tan(6), then the result should be multiplied by 5

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  14. gksriharsha Group Title
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    or go to google and type tan(6) get the value. The final answer is 0.5255....m

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