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An aircraft takes off and climbs at a constant 29 degree angle until it reaches and altitude of 6 miles. At that point, how far away is the plane from the airport?

  • Geometry -

    Did you make a sketch?
    What you have is a right-angled triangle with a base angle of 29°, a height of 6 and the hypotenuse is what we want, call it h
    6/h = sin 29°
    h = 6/sin29°
    = 12.38 miles

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