A large totem pole is 142 feet tall.On a particular day at noon it casts a 246 foot shadow.what is the angle of elevation at the time round to nearst tenth of a degree. is the answer 35.3

Guest Mar 7, 2022

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I think EP has given you the intended asnwer

BUT

The question doesn't really make sense.

Why mention noon?

I think it means that the angle of alevation of the sun is 30 degrees. (the tree is just a tool for this)

If you knew what the date was you could work out the latitude of the tree with this infomration.

I wonder if this question was written by somoeone who does not have English as a first language.

Or maybe it has been run through a translator at some point in time .....

Melody Mar 8, 2022