Posted by Janae on Monday, March 2, 2009 at 1:01pm.
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`!  Reiny, Monday, March 2, 2009 at 1:08pm
ignoring the 'sag' in the line, ...
sin 57 = (height+3)/300
height + 3 = 300sin57
height = .....

OOPS Precalculus`!  Reiny, Monday, March 2, 2009 at 1:09pm
oops make that
height = (300sin57) + 3

Precalculus`!  Janae, Monday, March 2, 2009 at 1:12pm
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`!  Janae, Monday, March 2, 2009 at 1:14pm
so the real answer is about 254.6

Precalculus`!  Anonymous, Friday, September 30, 2011 at 11:28pm
A 150footlong ramp connects a groundlevel 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

Precalculus`!  Anonymous, Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 4:17pm
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