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# Angle Of Elevation

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The side opposite to the angle of elevation is 7.2 m. The side adjacent to the angle of elevation is 4.9 m. What is the angle of elevation? (Show work).
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Let theta be the angle of elevation.

$$\tan \theta = \dfrac{7.2}{4.9}=\dfrac{72}{49}\\ \theta \approx 55.8^{\circ}$$

MaxWong  Mar 24, 2017