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Two buildings of equal height are 850 feet apart. An observer on the street between the buildings measures the angles of elevation to the tops of the buildings as 29° and 40°. How high, to the nearest foot, are the buildings?
I don't know how to set this up

Anonymous
x and 850 x
tan 29 = h/x so x = 1.804 h
tan 40 = h/(850x)= .8391
h = (850 1.804h)(.8391)
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