Jada is standing 10 feet from the base of the tree and spots a nest sitting on a branch. the angle of elevation from the ground where she is standing to the nest is 55 degrees . find the height of the nest
This situation forms a right triangle......the line of sight to the nest is the hypotenuse and one leg os 10 feet while the other leg is the height of the nest.
tan 55o = opp/adj
tan 55 = height/10 ft
1.428 = height / 10 solve for height.