The angle of elevation from a viewer to the top of a flagpole is 50˚. The viewer is 40 ft away and the viewer’s eyes are 5.5 ft from the ground. How high is the pole to the nearest tenth of a foot?

Mr.CoolPro Mar 25, 2020

#1**+3 **

Hint:

Tan 50 degrees will represent the angle of elevation. Now, write the equation.

Hope this helped!

CalTheGreat Mar 25, 2020

#3**+2 **

tan50 = opposite/adjacent opposite is height adjacent is 40 ft

= height / 40 when you figure out THIS height you must add the 5.5 ft observer's height

tan 50 = 1.191754

ElectricPavlov Mar 25, 2020