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 - drwls, 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.