Posted by **ashely** on Monday, April 18, 2011 at 5:26pm.

An airplane rises vertically 1000 feet over a horizontal distance of 1 mile. What is the angle of elevation of the airplane's path? (hint: 1 mile = 5280 feet)

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**Jenn**, Monday, April 18, 2011 at 5:31pm
use a^2 + b^2 = c^2

a=1000

b=5280

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**Hubert**, Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:53pm
First of Jenn, he's asking for the ANGLE of a triangle, not the hypotenuse.

And the method you want to use is Tan x = 1000/5280

probably, if it doesnt work, than you're on your own

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