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Posted by **tim** on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 2:18pm.

It is within sight of the airport and the pilot finds that the angle of depression to the airport is 18.

Find the distance between the plane and the airport.

Find the distance between a point on the ground directly below the plane and the airport.

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**bobpursley**, Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 2:29pmIsn't 30,000/slantdistance=sin18?

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**tim**, Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 2:39pmhuh?

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**jc**, Monday, February 25, 2013 at 8:32pmb=a(tanB)

where a is your altitude, B is your angle of depression and b is your distance to airport.

b=30,000(tan(72))

b=92,330.51

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