# trig

A pilot is flying at 10,000 feet and wants to take the plane up to 20,000 feet over the next 50 miles. What should be his angle of elevation to the nearest tenth?

1. 👍 0
2. 👎 0
3. 👁 258
1. d = 50mi * 5280Ft/m1 = 264,000 Ft. =
264K.

(0,10k), (264k,20k).

Tan A = (20k-10k)/(264k-0) = 0.037879
A = 2.2 Degrees.

1. 👍 1
2. 👎 0
posted by Henry

## Similar Questions

1. ### math (altitude)

An airplane flying at an altitude of 31,000 feet descends at a rate of 1,200 feet per minute. If the plane descends for 15 minutes, what would its altitude be in feet?: * 13,000 23,000 18,000 21,000

asked by anonymous on September 22, 2007
2. ### Math

A plane flying at an altitude of 10,000 feet begins descending when the end of the runway is 50,000 feet from a point on the ground directly below the plane. Find the measure of the angle of descent (depression) to the nearest

asked by Austin on October 29, 2012
3. ### physics

A jet plane pilot decides to accelerate horizontally. If the thrust of the engine is increased to 50 000 N at a time when the air resistance ( or drag) acting on the 4000kg plane amounts to 30 000 N , what will the planes

asked by Melissa on March 25, 2012
4. ### Pre-Calc

A pilot of an airplane flying at 12,000 feet sights a water tower. The angle of depression to the base of the tower is 25°. What is the length of the line of sight from the plane to the tower?

asked by Peter on November 24, 2012
5. ### geometry

A plane is flying at an altitude of 12,000 m. From the pilot, the angle of depression to the airport tower is 32°. How far is the tower from a point directly beneath the plane?

asked by niglet on May 23, 2014
6. ### math

When an airplane leaves the runway, its angle of climb is 24° and its speed is 345 feet per second. How long will it take the plane to climb to an altitude of 10,000 feet? 16,000 feet? (Round your answers to one decimal place.)

asked by Arora on October 20, 2016
7. ### need help1 what function to use? math

An airplane approaches a runway at a 3 degree angle of depresssion. If the plane is flying at 30,000 ft., find the ground distance from the airport to the point directly below the plane when the pilot begins the descent. Round

asked by danielle on May 25, 2014
8. ### Math

An airplane approaches a runway at a 3 degree angle of depresssion. If the plane is flying at 30,000 ft., find the ground distance from the airport to the point directly below the plane when the pilot begins the descent. Round

asked by dan on January 30, 2013
9. ### Math

An airplane approaches a runway at a 3 degree angle of depresssion. If the plane is flying at 30,000 ft., find the ground distance from the airport to the point directly below the plane when the pilot begins the descent. Round

asked by dan on January 30, 2013
10. ### College Algebra

A plane takes off from the ground at a 14-degree angle. After flying straight for 10,000 feet, what is the altitude of the plane?

asked by Keri on November 5, 2013

More Similar Questions