Posted by **Samantha** on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 10:06pm.

I'm fine with angle of elevation problem, but angle of depression problems are tricky for me. Is this right?

From a balloon 835 m high, a command post is seen with an angle of depression of 7 degrees. How far is it from the point on the ground directly below the balloon to the command post?

I drew a picture and thought that I would say

Tan of 83= x/835

Then i got 6800.53

Is that right?

- Algebra -
**Reiny**, Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 11:53pm
yes

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- Math 11 - From a weather balloon high in the air, the angle of depression of a ...
- MATH TRIG - FROM A DISTANCE OF 80 M. THE ANGLE OF ELEVATION OF THE TOP OF A ...
- algebra2 - At a hot air balloon festival jim watches a hot air balloon rise form...
- Math - A hot air balloon is observed from two points A and B on the ground A and...
- geometry - you are at a parade looking up at a large balloon floating directly ...
- Math - A ground observer sights a weather balloon to the east at an angle of ...
- Trig - A weather balloon is sighted between points A and B which are 5 miles ...
- Math - From the top of a 50m high bridge, two boats are seen at anchor. One boat...
- trigonometry - Can you tell me if these answer is correct. 1. From a boat on the...
- Math - A hot air balloon with a height of 120m is directly over a bridge that ...

More Related Questions