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mckenzieandjesus

  • one year ago

to approach a runway a plane must begin a 7 degree descent starting from a height of 3 miles above the ground. To the nearest mile, how many miles from the runway is the airplane at the start of this approach?

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  1. mckenzieandjesus
    • one year ago
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    answer choices: 3 mi, 12 mi 24 mi, and 7 mi

  2. mckenzieandjesus
    • one year ago
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    I think the answer is 12 mi but not sure?

  3. mckenzieandjesus
    • one year ago
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    @robtobey do u know how to do this??

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    \[d=3 \cot (7 {}^{\circ})=24.433\]

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Unable to draw a diagram today. Angle of depression is equal to the angle of elevation.

  6. mckenzieandjesus
    • one year ago
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    So would that make the answer 24?

  7. mckenzieandjesus
    • one year ago
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    Thank You!

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Rounded to the nearest mile, yes.

  9. mckenzieandjesus
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    thanks!!

  10. anonymous
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    Your welcome and thank you for the medal.

  11. mckenzieandjesus
    • one year ago
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    Welcome!

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