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# 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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35,000/(3)^.5 = 20 207.26 feet • Born Yesterday
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• 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

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35000 ft ÷ (3^.5)=  20207.2594 ft

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

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