Aidan knows that the observation deck on the Vancouver Lookout is 130 m above the ground. He measures the angle between the ground and his line of sig

Bergen 2021-05-14 Answered

Aidan knows that the observation deck on the Vancouver Lookout is 130 m above the ground. He measures the angle between the ground and his line of sight to the observation deck as 77. How far is Aidan from the base of the Lookout to the nearest metre?

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Adnaan Franks
Answered 2021-05-15 Author has 92 answers

Since x is the side adjacent the 77 angle and we are given the length of the side opposite the angle, then we can use the tangent ratio to write

tan=opposite legadjacent leg

tan77=130x

x=130tan77

x30m

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