posted by Rene on .
Suppose that a person with a reach of 27 inches and a shoulder height of 5 feet is standing upright on a mountainside that makes a 62 degrees angle with the horizontal..Can the person touch the mountain?
still trying to figure out how you can "stand" on a mountainside that makes an angle of 62º with the horizontal.
If so, then the persons legs would make an angle of 28º with the side of the mountain.
5 feet = 60 inches
so are you asking
is x < 27 , if x/60 = tan 28 ?
I get x = 31.9
so what do you think?
i was saying the person cant touch the mountain because this is just impossible regardless of the math one does...but i don't why it is impossible
but that is what im trying to find out..why its is impossible?
my math showed that it is not possible
from her shoulder to the mountainside is 31.9 inches, her reach is only 27 inches.