A tree casts a shadow of 27 meters when the angle of elevation of the sum is 26 degrees. Find the height of the tree to the nearest meter.

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The angle, the height of the tree, and the shadow of the tree form a right triangle.

The height of the tree is the side opposite the angle and the shadow is the side adjacent to the angle.

tan = opposite / adjacent

tan(26^{o}) = height / shadow

tan(26^{o}) = height / 27

tan(26^{o}) · 27 = height.

Use a calculator to find the value of tan(26^{o}) · 27 ...

geno3141
Mar 30, 2017