# trig

TA and TB are two cables helping to brace a 500 ft radio tower, FT. If the angles which the cables make with the horizontal are 62 and 50 (degrees), find the distance between their anchor points

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1. The height of the tower is 500 ft. Assume the two cable are on opposite sides and are straight lines.

The distances AF = 500 tan 62 and FB = 500 tan 50.

Add them for the distances between the ground anchor points of the cables.

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