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When the angle of elevation of the sun is 42º, a flagpole casts an 18-meter shadow. How tall is the flagpole, to the nearest hundredth of a meter?

 Mar 9, 2021
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We can use trigonometry for this problem. This would give us:

 

(tan)42 = x/18

(tan)42*18 = x

16.2 = x.

 

So the flagpole is around 16.2 meters.

 

Hope this helped!

Caffeine

 Mar 9, 2021

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