Posted by **Danielle D** on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 1:06pm.

Richard is standing between two buildings in a townhouse development. The building on the left is 9m away and the angle of elevation to its security spotlight, A, is 68 degree. The building on the right is 6m away and the angle of elevation to its security spotlight, B, is 73degree. Which spotlight is farther away from Richard, and by how much?

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**Danielle D**, Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 1:42pm
Really don't understand need help.please

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**Steve**, Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 3:03pm
let the distances be a and b.

a/9 = sec 68°

b/6 = sec 73°

so,

a = 24.0

b = 20.5

so, a is farther away by 3.5m

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