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.
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
oh ok, thank you for the help!