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kcla1996
 2 years ago
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 5mile section? Show the steps you use to find the distance.
kcla1996
 2 years ago
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 5mile section? Show the steps you use to find the distance.

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qweqwe123123123123111
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw: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

kcla1996
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so am i supposed to find tan next?

belibergirl666
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok girl mutiply the lenght and the height and base and divide by 2

qweqwe123123123123111
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0She's looking for the height, not the area.

belibergirl666
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh well ok the base x weight right

qweqwe123123123123111
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0She 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

kcla1996
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0wait what im so confused what do i do

qweqwe123123123123111
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Do you know what a tangent is?

qweqwe123123123123111
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Are you there?

kcla1996
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0its one of the sides of the triangle?

gksriharsha
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0tangent is the ratio of the sides of the triangle

kcla1996
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0do you know what im supposed to do?

gksriharsha
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0open a calculator and find the value of tan(6), then the result should be multiplied by 5

gksriharsha
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0or go to google and type tan(6) get the value. The final answer is 0.5255....m
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