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An observer 2.5 miles from the launch pad of a space shuttle measures the angle of elevation to the base of the shuttle to be 25 degrees soon after lift off. How high is the shuttle at that instant? (Assume that the shuttle is still moving vertically)

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    h = 2.5tan25 = 1.2 Miles.

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