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An Olympic ski jumper drops 51 meters vertically while skiing down a 120-meter ramp. What is the angle of elevation of the ramp?

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sin = opposite / hypotenuse

sin(a) = 51/120

a = arcsin(51/120)

a ≈ 25.151º

hectictar  Mar 28, 2017
edited by hectictar  Mar 28, 2017

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