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Can someone help me understand this homework question better, I'm just not seeing at at all the way it's phrased.

 

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 Sep 15, 2019
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Triangle CPQ  is a right triangle with legs CP (= R)  and PQ (= d)  .  CQ is the hypotenuse.

 

And we can use the tangent to find PQ.....we have that

 

tan ( θ/2)   =   PQ / R

 

tan (39/2)  = d / 964      multiply both sides by 964

 

964 tan (19.5)  = d  ≈  341.4  ft

 

 

cool cool cool

 Sep 15, 2019
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Thanks

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