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cutiecomittee123
 one year ago
The angle of elevation to the top of a 30 story skyscraper is measured to be 4 degrees from a point that is on the ground 2500 ft from the building. What is the height of the skyscraper to the nearest hundredth foot?
cutiecomittee123
 one year ago
The angle of elevation to the top of a 30 story skyscraper is measured to be 4 degrees from a point that is on the ground 2500 ft from the building. What is the height of the skyscraper to the nearest hundredth foot?

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Compassionate
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2dw:1443052566875:dw

Compassionate
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Are you familiar with SOHCAHTOA

cutiecomittee123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1i found the ther angle in the triangle so it is 48690

cutiecomittee123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1and i found the sin(86)= 2493.91 because sin(86)=x/2500 multiply bioth sides by 2500 and then x=2500xsin(86) x=2493.91 Therefore the hyptotenus is 2493.91 but I think that is wrong because 2500 is more than that and it is a leg

Compassionate
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2You need to be in degrees. Change your calculator to radians. The equation is: \[\tan 4 = \frac{ x }{ 2,500 }\]

cutiecomittee123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1okay and x=174.81

cutiecomittee123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1wait that cant be right either

cutiecomittee123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1no way because then the hypotenus is smaller than the leg

cutiecomittee123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1ohhhh i see we were using tan so it is the oposite leg and that is the overall answer to the side that we were looking for, okay thanks, i was making it way more complicated than it shoulve been

Compassionate
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2I agree. This question doesn't make any sense, because it gives a slant of 270 feet per room which is nonsensical, but given the information, that is the correct answer. No one ever said maths made sense.
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