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In traveling across flat land, you notice a mountain in front of you. Its angle of elevation to the peak is 3.5 degrees. After you drive 13 miles closer to the mountain, the angle of elevation is 9 degrees. Approximate the height of the mountain.

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    a= 13 tan(3.5) h= the height of the mon.

    h= 13 tan(9)-a
    h=13 tan(9)-13tan(3.5)
    h=1.264 feet

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    you place the coefficient of the radical in the power. Then you divide by 13 and multiply by (tan(9)xtan(3.5)). Then you put the x into the equation to find the height of the mountain

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