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anonymous
 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.
anonymous
 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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MrNood
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1if oyu look at angle O  how would you name the side h with respect to O would it be Opposite Adjacent or Hypotenuse? how would you name the side 400 with respect to O would it be Opposite Adjacent or Hypotenuse?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0is it adjacent @MrNood

MrNood
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1look at the diagram is h opposite or adjacent to O

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so is o an angle? h is like a side, so I'm guessing it can't be opposites like they're not opposite angles so I'm gonna go w adjacent

MrNood
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1OK you are evidently studying triangles and the functions sin cos and tan you need to be able to identify the sides of a triangle opposite, adjacent and hypotenuse, with respect to a given angle. This is a basic requirement of doing these functions. Go back to your text or notes and find out how ot identify the sides THEN come back to this question

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay nvm i know this!! don't leave me now i need help w this question.. ):

MrNood
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1ok and the 400 side is?

MrNood
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1OK GOOD So which of the 3 functions uses opposite and adjacent? and what is the formula using them?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0tangent = opposite/adjacent

MrNood
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1ok so write an equation with tan29 h 400 in it

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0totally misread your reply i thought you said "so I'm gonna write an equation.." sorry for taking so long

MrNood
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1excellent so use your calculator to work out h

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i keep getting a really big number i don't think its correct @MrNood

MrNood
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1so you were correct tan29 = h/400 so multiply each side by 400 what is tan(29)?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.00.88 is what i got for tan29

MrNood
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1OK  you have made a mistake with your calculator We have 29 degrees your calculator is set to 'radians' mode

MrNood
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1you need to find tan 29 deg

MrNood
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1so your equation is now 0.55 = h/400 so what is h?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yay!! ok its gonna come out to h=220

MrNood
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1OK  well done but you rounded to 0.55 is that accurate enough?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thats fine! thank you very much!

MrNood
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1So  you started out hoping for th eanswer, and maybe thinking oyu didn't know how to do it but you DID the work!

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh no i wanted to learn how to work it out! Its no fun when its just the answer <:

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thanks for helping me w that, I'm like terrible at remembering things like i read the question and i was like omg what is this even I know how to do this is just needed a little remembering (:
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