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  • one year ago

As shown below, an observer (O) is located 400 feet from a building (B). The observer notices a kite (K) flying at a 29° angle of elevation from his line of sight. What equation and trigonometric function can be used to solve for the height (h) of the kite? What is the height of the kite? You must show all work and calculations to receive full credit.

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @ganeshie8

  2. ganeshie8
    • one year ago
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    where is the drawing ?

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    no drawing :/

  4. ganeshie8
    • one year ago
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    The question starts with `As shown below,...` could you double check there is really nothing below the question ?

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    srry there is XD

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  6. ganeshie8
    • one year ago
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    First go to the given angle corner and stare at the triangle : |dw:1433975815718:dw|

  7. ganeshie8
    • one year ago
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    Opposite side = ? Adjacent side = ?

  8. anonymous
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    opposite side = 193.92 adjacent side = 349.84

  9. ganeshie8
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    how did u get those ?

  10. anonymous
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    sine and cosine of 29 is that right?

  11. ganeshie8
    • one year ago
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    Not quite, just look at the triangle : |dw:1433976213716:dw|

  12. ganeshie8
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    |dw:1433976275063:dw|

  13. anonymous
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    ohhh

  14. ganeshie8
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    Which trig ratio involves both Opposite and Adjacent sides ?

  15. anonymous
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    tangent?

  16. ganeshie8
    • one year ago
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    Yes use that

  17. ganeshie8
    • one year ago
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    \[\large \tan(29)~=~\dfrac{h}{400}\]

  18. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    221.72

  19. ganeshie8
    • one year ago
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    Correct!

  20. anonymous
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    thank you! how do you give medals on this???

  21. ganeshie8
    • one year ago
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    Do you see blue medal button next to my rely ?

  22. ganeshie8
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    |dw:1433976881363:dw|

  23. anonymous
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    yes I think I gave you one thanks again

  24. ganeshie8
    • one year ago
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    yw :)

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