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A park is showing a movie on the lawn. The base of the screen is 6 feet off the ground and the screen is 22 feet high (see figure in the link below).
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(b) You are lying on the ground and the angle of elevation to the top of the screen is 35°. How far are you from the screen? (Round your answer to two decimal places.)

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  1. Much ado about nothing,
    The top of the screen is 28 ft above the ground
    let your distance from the screen be x
    So we just have tan 35 = 28/x
    x = 28 / tan35 = ....

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