Geometry Part 2

A highway makes an angle of 6 with the horizontal.This angle is maintained for a horizontal distance of 5 miles.To the nearest hundredth of a mile, how high does the highway rise in this 5- mile section?Show the steps you use to find the distance.

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  1. Draw a diagram
    tan 6° = d/5
    d = 0.53 mi

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  3. A forest ranger spots a fire from a 28-foot tower. The angle of depression from the tower to the fire is 11 .

    To the nearest foot, how far is the fire from the base of the tower? Show the steps you use to find the solution.

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