Precalculus

1. A plane takes off, making an angle of a = 17° with the ground. After the plane travels m = one mile along this flight path, how high (in feet) is it above the ground?. (Round your answer to one decimal place.)

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  1. one mile = 5280'
    θ=17°

    Height = horizontal distance * tan(θ)
    =5280' * tan(17°)

    Calculate the height.

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