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A tall pole is constructed in a flat parking lot; the pole stands straight up and forms a right angle with the ground. The pole casts a shadow, as shown below.  Find the height of the pole, to the nearest foot.  You may use a calculator.

 

 Jan 1, 2024
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                     pole height   

tan(72)  =  ––––––––––––   

                          45    

 

                        pole height   

3.077684  =  ––––––––––––   

                            45    

 

pole height  =  45 • 3.077684   

 

pole height  =  138.496 to the nearest foot is 138    

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 Jan 1, 2024

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