tan(18) = 800/horizontal distance

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horizontal distance = 800cot18 = 800(3.077) = 2,462 meters

It's a right triangle, hypotenuse = direct distance traveled. other two sides are the vertical height and the horizontal distance= base

cotangent(x) = base divided by height = horizontal distance over height

cotx = b/h

b=horizontal distance = hcotx = 800cot18 = 800/tan18

cot18 = about 3.077

if your calculator doesn't have a cotangent function, find the tangent then find the inverse of the tan18

cotx= 1/tanx

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