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A tree casts a shadow of 27 meters when the angle of elevation of the sun is 26 degrees. Find the height of the tree to the nearest meter.

a. 24 m
b. 15 m
c. 320 m
d. 13 m

  • trig -

    let x = height of tree
    tan(angle) = x/27
    tan(26) = x/27
    x = 0.488*27
    x = 13.17 = 13 m

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