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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?

 May 7, 2020
edited by 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 15o  =  opp/adj = 300/horiz     horiz is what you are looking for

tan 15 = 300/horiz       solve for horiz

 May 7, 2020

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