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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsMathematics · 2 months ago

If the altitude, or height, of the plane is 35,000 ft, approximately what is the plane's horizontal distance from the control tower?

The angle of depression from a descending airplane to the control tower below is 60 degrees∘.

If the altitude, or height, of the plane is 35,000 ft, approximately what is the plane's horizontal distance from the control tower?

A)70,000 ft

B)20,207 ft

C) 60,622 ft

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  • 2 months ago
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    35,000/(3)^.5 = 20 207.26 feet 

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    • Born Yesterday
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      Thank you for choosing a best answer.

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  • sepia
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    2 months ago

    The angle of depression from a descending airplane

    to the control tower below is 60°.   

    If the altitude, or height, of the plane is 35,000 ft, approximately

    what is the plane's horizontal distance from the control tower?   

    A) 70,000 ft  B) 20,207 ft  C) 60,622 ft

    • sepia
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      2 months agoReport

      35000 ft ÷ (3^.5)=  20207.2594 ft

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  • David
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    2 months ago

    Horozontal distancr: 35,000/tan(60) = 20,207 feet and so it is option B)

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