Posted by **Chloe Mack** on Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 6:19pm.

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?

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**Damon**, Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 6:25pm
tan 26 = (22,000/d)

d tan 26 = 22,000

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

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