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As shown below, an observer (O) is located 400 feet from a building (B). The observer notices a kite (K) flying at a 29° angle of elevation from his line of sight. What equation and trigonometric function can be used to solve for the height (h) of the kite? What is the height of the kite? You must show all work and calculations to receive full credit.
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anonymous
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Here's some more trig for you! Which trig function uses the opposite side and adjacent side?
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Tangent

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anonymous
  • anonymous
Good. What's your equation then?
Unofficialllyy
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Tan29=h/400?
anonymous
  • anonymous
That's right :)
Unofficialllyy
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Now I have to solve to find the height, but I'm not sure where to start
anonymous
  • anonymous
Multiply both sides by 400.
anonymous
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You'll get h by itself.
Unofficialllyy
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(400)Tan29=h
anonymous
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Yep. What would your answer be?
Unofficialllyy
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221.72362058=h
anonymous
  • anonymous
Sounds right to me. :)
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anonymous
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Okay!

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