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A large totem pole in the state of Washington is 100ft tall. At a particular time of day, the totem pole casts a 249ft-long shadow. Find the measure of <A to the nearest degree.
Can someone please explain

  1. Reiny

    You don't say where angle A is, I will assume at the end of the shadow.

    simple case of
    tanA = 100/249
    A = tan^-1 (100/249) = .....

    you do the button-pushing

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