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A tall pole is constructed in a flat parking lot; the pole stands straight up and forms a right angle with the ground. The pole casts a shadow, as shown below.  The length of the shadow is $22$ feet.  Find the height of the pole, to the nearest foot.  You may use a calculator.

 

 Oct 28, 2023
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tangent = opposite over adjacent  

 

tan(80o)  =   pole / 22  

 

5.671  =  pole / 22  

 

pole  =  (5.671)(22)  =  124.74 rounded to nearest foot  =  125  

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 Oct 28, 2023

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