anonymous
  • anonymous
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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CBARREDO1
  • CBARREDO1
2080 feet
zzr0ck3r
  • zzr0ck3r
@CBARREDO1 Don't just give answers.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Thats what I got but my teacher said that it was wrong

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CBARREDO1
  • CBARREDO1
Horizontal distance = 1250/ tan 31 degrees = 12500/.6008=2080.34 Time to reach =2080
zzr0ck3r
  • zzr0ck3r
|dw:1437785111284:dw| \(\tan(59)=\frac{x}{1250}\)
anonymous
  • anonymous
thats for the distance correct the 2080?
zzr0ck3r
  • zzr0ck3r
I get the same
CBARREDO1
  • CBARREDO1
to be precise it's 2080.34
anonymous
  • anonymous
thank you the both of you
anonymous
  • anonymous
Can I ask a follow up question
CBARREDO1
  • CBARREDO1
No problem

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