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Homework Help: trigo

Posted by trigofunctions on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 6:54am.

An observer at A looks due north and sees a meteor with an angle of elevation of 70deg. At the same instant, another observer 30 miles east of A, sees the same meteor and approximates its position as N 50deg W but fails to note its angle of elevation. Find the height of the meteor and its distance from A.

*Ignore the curvature of the earth and assume only a two-place accuracy. Get angles to the nearest degree. Get distances to the nearest multiple of 10 miles.

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