anonymous
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WILL MEDAL AND FAN A photographer points a camera at a window in a nearby building forming an angle of 42° with the camera platform. If the camera is 52 m from the​ building, how high above the platform is the​ window, to the nearest hundredth of a​ meter?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
got a picture?
anonymous
  • anonymous
by which i mean really "did you draw a picture?"
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yeah like @satellite73 try drawing a picture it really helps

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anonymous
  • anonymous
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Would it look something like that?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yep
anonymous
  • anonymous
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anonymous
  • anonymous
x is what you are looking for
anonymous
  • anonymous
So what kind of trig function would allow you to incorporate both the height and distance to the building?
anonymous
  • anonymous
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Sorry, I wanted it to be more clear for a moment
anonymous
  • anonymous
But seeing as I have two angles and One Side length and I'm trying to find the leg, would I be using the law of cosines?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Not necessarily, you could but that's unnecessary, you can just do\[\tan42=\frac{ x }{ 52 }\]
anonymous
  • anonymous
Law of cosines would just complicate it
anonymous
  • anonymous
Oh wow, yeah, that's a lot easier, thanks.
anonymous
  • anonymous
welcome :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
So, seeing as I'm trying to find x, would I change the formula or something?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Oh wait nevermind I got it :) thank you so much

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