An eagle 300ft. in the air spots its prey on the ground. The angle of depression to its prey is 15 degrees. What is the horizontal distance between the eagle and its prey?

Guest May 7, 2020

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Guest
May 7, 2020

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The vertical distance 300ft and the horizontal distance are the legs of a right traingle

the tangent of the 15^{o} = opp/adj = 300/horiz horiz is what you are looking for

tan 15 = 300/horiz solve for horiz

ElectricPavlov May 7, 2020