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Posted by **Victoria** on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 3:29pm.

I would like to know what steps to take to arrive at this answer.

- math -
**MathMate**, Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 4:59pmStep 1:

Draw a diagram, with a tower of height h on top of a hill 85' hight.

The 42° angle of elevation is measured at a horizontal distance x from the base of the tower.

Step 2:

Calculate x knowing that tan(42)=85/x

Step 3:

Calculate h knowing that

tan(60)=(85+h)/(x)

Step 4:

Solve for h.

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