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how do you fine the angle if a building is 48.34 feet tall has a shadow that is 53.15 feet long.

 Jul 21, 2023
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This is a right triangle 

     one leg ( the OPPOSITE leg)  is 48.34 ft      the other leg (the ADJACENT leg)  is 53.15 ft 

       REMEMBER for RIGHT triangles   tan Φ = opposite leg / adjacent leg 

           so for this right triangle   tan Φ = 48.34 / 53.15

                   then  Φ = arctan ( 48.34/53.15) = 42.29°

 Jul 21, 2023

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