from a 75ft observation tower a controller sights a hot air ballon at an angle of elevation of 20 degree. if horizontal distance from the tower is 300 feet . what is the elevation of the ballon?
angle of elevation
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It will be easier to visualize once you draw a figure.
If h is the elevation of the baloon, then, (h-75)/(300)= Tan 200
Therefore, h-75= 300 tan 200
So, h= 75 + 300 x tan200