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Ruth is flying a kite. Her hand is 3 feet above ground and is holding the end of a 300 ft. kite string, which makes an angle of 57 degrees with the horizontal. How high is the kite above the ground

  • Precalculus`! - ,

    ignoring the 'sag' in the line, ...

    sin 57 = (height+3)/300
    height + 3 = 300sin57
    height = .....

  • OOPS Precalculus`! - ,

    oops make that

    height = (300sin57) + 3

  • Precalculus`! - ,

    so the answer is about 248.6 ft
    what i was doing wrong was I wasn't thinking about adding the three which had my answer off

  • Precalculus`! - ,

    so the real answer is about 254.6

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    A 150-foot-long ramp connects a ground-level parking lot with the entrance of a building. if the entrance is 8 feet above the ground, what angle does the ramp make with the ground. draw the picture

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    hi yo

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