# A woman measures the angle of elevation of a mountaintop as 12.0°. After walking 1.00 km closer to the mountain on level ground, she finds the angle to be 14.0°. Find the mountain’s height, neglecting the height of the woman’s eyes above the ground. Hint: Distances from the mountain ( x and x − 1 km) and the mountain’s height are unknown. Draw two triangles, one for each of the woman’s locations, and equate expressions for the mountain ' s height. Use that expression to find the first distance x from the mountain and substitute to find the mountain’s height.

### College Physics

11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305952300

### College Physics

11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305952300

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