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anonymous
 one year ago
An airline ramp with a base of 50 feet makes an angle of 27° with the ground. I need to find out how long will a person walk on the ramp.
anonymous
 one year ago
An airline ramp with a base of 50 feet makes an angle of 27° with the ground. I need to find out how long will a person walk on the ramp.

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mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I think this is what the question means. We are looking for x. dw:1436330279032:dw

mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0We need the trig function that relates the adjacent leg to the hypotenuse. dw:1436330367132:dw

mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Recalling: SOHCAHTOA, we can use the cosine: \(\cos \theta = \dfrac{adj}{hyp} \) \(\cos 27^o = \dfrac{50 ~ft}{x} \) \(x = \dfrac{50~ft}{\cos 27^o} \) Just do the division to find x, the length of the ramp.
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