From a boat on the lake, the angle of elevation to the top of a cliff is 15˚54'. If the base of the cliff is 967 feet from the boat, how high is the cliff (to the nearest foot)?

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From a boat on the lake, the angle of elevation to the top of a cliff is 15˚54'. If the base of the cliff is 967 feet from the boat, how high is the cliff (to the nearest foot)?

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now what trigonometric function we will use here . If we look on the given data

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tan right?
nope it would be cosine function cos theta = base / hypo:
oh yeah.
now put the value in the formula and get your answer
Do it @clairvoyant1 by the help of calculator
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|dw:1434539125033:dw| then we can write: \[h = 967 \times \tan \left( {15.9} \right) = ...\]
since 15° 54' = 15.9 degrees

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