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A space shuttle is directed towards the Moon but drifts 0.8° from its calculated path. If the distance from Earth to the Moon is 240,000 miles, how far has the space shuttle drifted from its path when it reaches the Moon? Round to the nearest mile.

 Jun 2, 2021
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cos(0.8) = 240000/x

 

0.999902524 = 240000/x

 

x = 240023.396521

 

= 240,023 miles

 


 

 Jun 2, 2021
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thank you!

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