Posted by **Anna** on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 10:50am.

A lamppost casts a shadow of a man who is standing 15 feet away from the lamppost. The shadow is 5 feet long. The angle of elevation from the tip of the shadow to the lamp is 50. To the nearest foot, the lamppost is _____ feet tall.

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**Steve**, Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:42pm
As always, draw a diagram. Now, recalling your trig functions, it is easy to see that

h/(15+5) = tan 50°

now, just solve for h

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**Anonymous**, Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2:36pm
55 feet

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**Jensen**, Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 11:17am
24 feet, because if you solve for h like Steve said, that's your result

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