katherinesmith
  • katherinesmith
A plane is descending towards a runway in New York. The plane is flying at an altitude of 8 miles and is 175 miles from the runway, as measured from the ground. What angle will the plane's path make with the runway? Round your answer to the nearest hundredth.
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katherinesmith
  • katherinesmith
@Psymon
Psymon
  • Psymon
Didnt realize youd make a new post for it, lol.
katherinesmith
  • katherinesmith
haha sorry

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Psymon
  • Psymon
Well, always good to draw a picture :3 |dw:1378607529271:dw| So we just need to pick the trig function that includes the two sides we have.
katherinesmith
  • katherinesmith
tan ?
Psymon
  • Psymon
I apologize, im here. And yes, tan :3 So we have: tan(x) = 8/175
katherinesmith
  • katherinesmith
so tan(x) = .0457. now what?
Psymon
  • Psymon
Again, usually best to do the decimal stuff as late as possible. But you would need to do inverse tangent. Do you know about inverse trig functions?
katherinesmith
  • katherinesmith
yes. so 84.289 = 8/175 ?
Psymon
  • Psymon
Hmm....thats now what you should get. If you do tan^-1(8/175), its a very small number.
katherinesmith
  • katherinesmith
ohhhh i thought you meant something else. okay so 2.617 is my final answer?
Psymon
  • Psymon
yep yep ^_^
katherinesmith
  • katherinesmith
thank you!
Psymon
  • Psymon
Mhm :3 np

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