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Height of a mountain
While traveling across flat land, you notice a mountain directly in front of you. The angle of elevation to the peak is 2.5°. After you drive 18 miles closer to the mountain, the angle of elevation is 10°. Approximate the height of the mountain.

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    draw a diagram. if the height is h,

    h/tan2.5° = h/tan10° + 18

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