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The pilot of a rescue helicopter is flying over the ocean at an altitude of 1250 ft. The pilot sees a life raft at an angle of depression of 31°. The horizontal distance from the helicopter to the life raft, rounded to the nearest foot is ____ feet. http://cds.flipswitch.com/tools/asset/media/110937

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  1. CBARREDO1
    • one year ago
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    2080 feet

  2. zzr0ck3r
    • one year ago
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    @CBARREDO1 Don't just give answers.

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Thats what I got but my teacher said that it was wrong

  4. CBARREDO1
    • one year ago
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    Horizontal distance = 1250/ tan 31 degrees = 12500/.6008=2080.34 Time to reach =2080

  5. zzr0ck3r
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1437785111284:dw| \(\tan(59)=\frac{x}{1250}\)

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    thats for the distance correct the 2080?

  7. zzr0ck3r
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    I get the same

  8. CBARREDO1
    • one year ago
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    to be precise it's 2080.34

  9. anonymous
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    thank you the both of you

  10. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Can I ask a follow up question

  11. CBARREDO1
    • one year ago
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    No problem

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