SHASHA T.

asked • 06/04/14

pre calculus

help me please and show workplease
 
Bob is driving along a straight and level road straight toward a mountain. At some point on his trip he measures the angle of elevation to the top of the mountain and finds it to be 23°29'. Find the height of the mountain to the nearest foot if Bob is 16,194.6 feet from the center of the mountain at the base.

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Philip P. answered • 06/04/14

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SHASHA T.

is it going to equal 703,574 ft
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06/04/14

Francisco E.

I obtained 6992 feet
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06/04/14

Philip P.

Height = (16,195.6)(tan(23.483o)) = ((16,195.6)(0.434) = 7036 feet
 
703,574 feet would be 24 times higher than Mount Everest!
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