A person is standing 40 ft away from a flagpole and can see the top of the pole at a 35 degree angle of elevation .The person's eye level is 4 ft from the ground.what is the height of the flagpole to the nearest foot?

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flagpole.png

α = 35 deg

**tan( α ) = h/40ft**

h = tan( α ) * 40ft

[input]tan( 35 ) * 40ft[/input]

h ≈ 28ft

Flag pole height ≈ 4ft+28ft =**32ft**

Guest:A person is standing 40 ft away from a flagpole and can see the top of the pole at a 35 degree angle of elevation .The person's eye level is 4 ft from the ground.what is the height of the flagpole to the nearest foot?

flagpole.png

α = 35 deg

h = tan( α ) * 40ft

[input]tan( 35 ) * 40ft[/input]

h ≈ 28ft

Flag pole height ≈ 4ft+28ft =

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