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anonymous
 3 years ago
A tree standing vertically on level ground casts a 140 foot long shadow. The angle of elevation from the end of the shadow to the top of the tree is 24.7°. Find the height of the tree to the nearest foot.
anonymous
 3 years ago
A tree standing vertically on level ground casts a 140 foot long shadow. The angle of elevation from the end of the shadow to the top of the tree is 24.7°. Find the height of the tree to the nearest foot.

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cwrw238
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1you use trigonometry to solve this x is height of the tree which trigonometric ratio do we use here?

cwrw238
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1the trig ratios are sine, cosine and tangent  do u know what each of those are?

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'm really not good at this i tried many times

cwrw238
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1they are the ratios of the different sides in a right angled triangle dw:1366149664499:dw

cwrw238
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1x is the angle O = opposite side H = hypotenuse (longest side) A = adjacent side sin x = O / H cos x = A / H tan x = O / A

cwrw238
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1you remember these by memorizing the following bit of nonsense SOHCAHTOA

cwrw238
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1in a right angled traingle you can find lengths of sides and angles as long you know the value of another 2 sides/angles

cwrw238
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1in your problem you know one angles 24.7 degrees and you know the adjacent side 140 and you need to find the opposite side x = 24.7, A = 140 and O = ? so you have O and A (TOA) so u need to use the tangent (T) tan 27.4 = x / 140 so x = 140* tan 24.7 grab your calculator and you can work this out

cwrw238
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1hope this helps sorry but I gotta go right now

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Got it, thank you so much :)
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