Math (trigonometry)
posted by Sammy on .
From a boat on the water, the angle of elevation of the drop of a cliff is 31°. From a point 300 m closer, the angle of elevation is 33°. Find the height of the cliff.
the answer should be 2411 m.
I had tan31° = h/x+(x300)
tan33° = h/x300 > (x300)tan33° = h.
I subbed the first one into the second:
tan31° = (x300)tan33°/x+x300
I'm not sure how to go from there or if what I have so far is even right.

From the top* of a cliff, not from the drop of a cliff.