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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 5mile section? Show the steps you use to find the distance.
 one year 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
 one year 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
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so am i supposed to find tan next?

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

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

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

qweqwe123123123123111
 one year 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
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0wait what im so confused what do i do

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

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

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

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

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

gksriharsha
 one year 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
 one year 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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