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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

 Mar 2, 2020
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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.

 Mar 2, 2020

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