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To approach a runway, a plane must began a 7 degree descent starting from the height of 2 miles above the ground. To the nearest mile, how many miles from the runway is the airplane at the start of this approach?

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    draw a diagram. If the required distance is d,

    2/d = tan7°
    d = 16.3 miles

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    77y

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