Posted by **Rene** on Monday, March 2, 2009 at 2:26pm.

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?

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**Reiny**, Monday, March 2, 2009 at 3:02pm
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?

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**Mz. Suzie**, Monday, March 2, 2009 at 3:17pm
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

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**Rene**, Monday, March 2, 2009 at 3:35pm
but that is what im trying to find out..why its is impossible?

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**Reiny**, Monday, March 2, 2009 at 3:52pm
my math showed that it is not possible

from her shoulder to the mountainside is 31.9 inches, her reach is only 27 inches.

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