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An airplane rises vertically 1000 feet over a horizontal distance of 1 mile. What is the angle of elevation? 1 mile = 5,280 ft

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tan ( theta ) = 1000 ft / 1 mil

tan ( theta ) = 1000 / 5,280

tan ( theta ) = 1 / 5.28

tan ( theta ) = 0.1893939

theta = 10° 43' 28"

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