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December 18, 2014

December 18, 2014

Posted by **holly** on Thursday, December 7, 2006 at 11:20pm.

You have to draw a picture to see what's going on. Once you draw the picture, you see there are 2 right triangles.

tan 56 = x/(20 + y) where y is the distance between the foot of the tower and the first point, and x is height of tower.

and tan 63 = x/y.

Now you have 2 equations and 2 unkowns, so you can solve it.

Repost if you need more help.

thanks!

you're welcome

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