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Posted by on Monday, May 10, 2010 at 5:15am.

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

  • trig - , Monday, May 10, 2010 at 5:28am

    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.

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