# Precalculus`!

Ruth is flying a kite. Her hand is 3 feet above ground and is holding the end of a 300 ft. kite string, which makes an angle of 57 degrees with the horizontal. How high is the kite above the ground

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1. ignoring the 'sag' in the line, ...

sin 57 = (height+3)/300
height + 3 = 300sin57
height = .....

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2. oops make that

height = (300sin57) + 3

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3. so the answer is about 248.6 ft
what i was doing wrong was I wasn't thinking about adding the three which had my answer off

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4. so the real answer is about 254.6

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5. A 150-foot-long ramp connects a ground-level parking lot with the entrance of a building. if the entrance is 8 feet above the ground, what angle does the ramp make with the ground. draw the picture

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6. hi yo

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