A person flying a kite has released 176m of string. The string can make an angle of 27 degrees with the ground. How high is the kite? How far away is the kite horizontally?
To find the height of the kite, use the sin: sin(x) = opposite / hypotenuse
---> sin(27) = height / 176 ---> 176 · sin(27) = height
To find the horizontal distance, use the cos: cos(x) = adjacent / hypotenuse
---> cos(27) = horizontal / 176 ---> 176 · cos(27) = horizontal