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You are stationed at a radar base in Warner Robins, GA and you observe an unidentified flying object at an altitude of 2000 m flying towards your radar base at an angle of 20 degrees. How far away from the radar base is that plane (hypotenuse)?

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    Once you made your diagram, and let the hypotenuse equal to h, this becomes a basic case of solving

    sin 20º = 2000/h for h

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