## anonymous one year ago 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

1. CBARREDO1

2080 feet

2. zzr0ck3r

3. anonymous

Thats what I got but my teacher said that it was wrong

4. CBARREDO1

Horizontal distance = 1250/ tan 31 degrees = 12500/.6008=2080.34 Time to reach =2080

5. zzr0ck3r

|dw:1437785111284:dw| $$\tan(59)=\frac{x}{1250}$$

6. anonymous

thats for the distance correct the 2080?

7. zzr0ck3r

I get the same

8. CBARREDO1

to be precise it's 2080.34

9. anonymous

thank you the both of you

10. anonymous