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Find the angle of elevation of the sun from the ground to the top of a tree when a tree that is 10 yards tall casts a shadow 14 yards long. Round to the nearest degree. 

 

A. 54

B. 36

C. 46

D. 44

 Feb 11, 2020
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Call the angle A

Note  that   tan A  =  opposite side / adjacent side  =   10/14

 

So...to  find A  take the tan inverse   (arctan)

 

arctan (10/14)   ≈  35.53°  =   36°

 

 

 

cool cool cool

 Feb 11, 2020
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Use compass directions to describe the direction of the Vector. The diagram is not drawn to scale.  (Please note that this is a essay questions and shown work is needed.

 Feb 11, 2020

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