## anonymous one year ago Sketch how I would begin to solve this problem, aka the tower, sun, and all the known + unknown variables: The shadow of a vertical tower is 50 m long when the angle of elevation of the sun is 35°. Find the height of the tower.

1. welshfella

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2. anonymous

but where's the sun + building in relation to that?

3. anonymous

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4. anonymous

so tan35 degrees = x/50 so the tower (x) is 35m tall, yes?

5. anonymous

x comes out to be 35?

6. anonymous

yeah good.. Tower is $$35 m$$ high..

7. anonymous

You know more than me about Heights and Distances.. :P

8. anonymous

Good, Keep it up..

9. anonymous

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