Marc L. answered • 11/28/20

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So assuming I am reading this question properly you are 60ft from the bottom of the hill and the angle from where you are looking to the top of the hill is 50°, you are looking for the height of the mountain with the angle between the height and lefty from you to the mountain being a right angle. Knowing this we have the angle, the adjacent side and we want the opposite side of the angle, this means we need the tangent function: tan=opp/adj.

Tan(50°)=h/60, 60tan(50°)=**h=71.5ft**