anonymous
  • anonymous
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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anonymous
  • anonymous
|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
anonymous
  • anonymous
so am i supposed to find tan next?
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok girl mutiply the lenght and the height and base and divide by 2

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anonymous
  • anonymous
She's looking for the height, not the area.
anonymous
  • anonymous
oh well ok the base x weight right
anonymous
  • anonymous
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
anonymous
  • anonymous
wait what im so confused what do i do
anonymous
  • anonymous
Do you know what a tangent is?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Are you there?
anonymous
  • anonymous
its one of the sides of the triangle?
anonymous
  • anonymous
tangent is the ratio of the sides of the triangle
anonymous
  • anonymous
do you know what im supposed to do?
anonymous
  • anonymous
open a calculator and find the value of tan(6), then the result should be multiplied by 5
anonymous
  • anonymous
or go to google and type tan(6) get the value. The final answer is 0.5255....m

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