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A 6 foot tall woman is standing 21 ft from a statue. She must look up at an angle of 45 degrees to see the top of the statue. How tall is the statue?

 

Im not understanding these word problems, please help.

 Jul 27, 2020
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We will find the height ABOVE her 6ft height by 

tan45 = height / 21                     (tan = opp/ adj      adj would be the 21 feet distance   opp is the height)

21 tan 45 = height    = 21 ft 

   now add her 6ft height       27 feet tall

 Jul 27, 2020
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oh ok, thank you for the help!

Maari  Jul 27, 2020

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