A blimp provides aerial television views of a baseball game. The television camera sights the stadium at a 7degrees angle of depression. The altitude of the blimp is 300m. What is the line-of-sight distance from the television camera to the base of the stadium? Round to the nearest hundred meters.

Guest Feb 13, 2020

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The line of sight distance [call it D ] is the hypotenuse of a right triangle

We know the angle and the altitude of the blimp is the opposite side to this angle

Thus...we can use the sine here because it relates the opposite side and the hypotenuse

sin 7° = 300 / D rearrange as

D = 300 / sin 7° ≈ 2461.65 m

CPhill Feb 13, 2020