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posted by Chloe Mack on .
A pilot in a plane at an altitude of 22,000 feet observes that the angle of depression to a nearby airport is 26 degrees. How many miles is the airport from a point on the ground directly below the plane?

tan 26 = (22,000/d)
d tan 26 = 22,000
d = 22,000 / tan 26 = 45,107