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We have a right triangle, NSS....we know an angle and an opposite side to the angle

And we are looking for the side adjacent to the angle, x

[The adjacent side is the side next to the angle.....but* not* the hypotenuse....[ the side opposite the right angle]

The tangent of an angle = ratio of the its opposite side to its adjacent side....so

tan (17°) = 200 / x multiply both sides by x

x * tan (17”) = 200 divide bothsides by tan (17°)

x = 200 / tan (17°) = 654 ft

Hope that helps, NSS....

CPhill Nov 23, 2018