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TA and TB are two cables helping to brace a 500 ft radio tower, FT. If the angles which the cables make with the horizontal are 62 and 50 (degrees), find the distance between their anchor points
The height of the tower is 500 ft. Assume the two cable are on opposite sides and are straight lines.
The distances AF = 500 tan 62 and FB = 500 tan 50.
Add them for the distances between the ground anchor points of the cables.