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September 22, 2014

Posted by **rachel** on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 7:39pm.

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**Reiny**, Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 8:44pmThat's quite a long story to state a simple problem

Make a diagram of the side view of the situation.

Let the distance from the "spot beacon" to Thomaville be a, let the distance to the other town be b

the distance between the two towns is a+b

In the Thomaville triangle,

tan 62 = 31000/a

a = 31000/tan62

in the other town triangle

tan34 = 13000/b

b= 13000/tan34

evaluate, add them up, done

Your answer will be in feet, you might need to convert to miles.

( I got 35756.3 ft)

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