Triangles: Height and AngleDate: 4/12/96 at 4:9:1 From: Linda Gangi Subject: Try this one A tree casts a shadow 30 ft and makes an angle of 47 degrees with the ground. How high is the tree?... Show all work. Date: 4/14/96 at 1:1:14 From: Doctor Sebastien Subject: Re: Try this one Hello. The shadow is 37ft long and the angle is 47 degrees. Let's draw a picture to show the situation: Tree: |\ | \ | \ | \ | 47 \ |___(_\ 37ft Let the tree have a length of x ft. You can easily use the fact that tan 47 = x/37 to find x. -Doctor Sebastien, The Math Forum |
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