Challenge! Ready? An airplane pilot over the Pacific sights an atoll at an angle of depression of 7 degrees. At this time, the horizontal distance from the airplane to the atoll is 3,729 meters. What is the height of the plane to the nearest meter? http://assets.openstudy.com/updates/attachments/5383b347e4b05a9ada0c84ac-ashley137-1401140067213-941080719201335228pm816559023.gif

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- Saiyan

is there any answers to it

- anonymous

No.

- Saiyan

ok it sounds to me like you are working with sin and cosine and tangent correct?

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- anonymous

Correct.

- Saiyan

ok so the image you showed me we need to find the x which is the height of the airplane from the ground

- Saiyan

x would be one of the legs

- Saiyan

we alraedy have the degree soooo....

- anonymous

Yup.

- anonymous

Your doing good so far.

- Saiyan

so what would we use for it sin cosine or tan

- anonymous

Are you asking me because you are confused?

- Saiyan

no what do u think we should use

- anonymous

Well You tell me, this is a challenge that I am giving. You are getting the right idea so far.

- Saiyan

so u know the answer

- anonymous

Yes.

- Saiyan

i didnt know that

- Saiyan

ok so i believe we would use tan

- Saiyan

and the equation would tan 7=3,729/x right?

- anonymous

Yes.

- Saiyan

and the equation would tan 7=3,729/x right?

- Saiyan

solve for x

- Saiyan

which is

- Saiyan

which is

- anonymous

You are doing it right.

- Saiyan

yeah im trying to find the answer

- Saiyan

i would multiply divide by the numerator right

- Saiyan

divide sorry

- Saiyan

i got o.ooo032927

- Saiyan

i dont think that is it thought

- anonymous

That is not.

- Saiyan

is that part of the way to get there or did i go off track

- anonymous

I think you went off track.

- Saiyan

405 meters

- anonymous

Nope.

- Saiyan

ok well uhhh....

- Saiyan

idk then thx for ur time bye

- anonymous

No problem.

- anonymous

can you help me

- anonymous

on my problem

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