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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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- sepiaLv 72 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

35000 ft ÷ (3^.5)= 20207.2594 ft

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- DavidLv 72 months ago
Horozontal distancr: 35,000/tan(60) = 20,207 feet and so it is option B)

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