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Textbook Problem

In Exercise 29 to 37, angle measures should be given to the nearest degree; distances should be given to the nearest tenth of a unit.

When an airplane is descending to land, the angle of depression is 5 . When the plane has a reading of 100 ft. on the altimeter, what is its distance x from touchdown?

To determine

To find:

To find the distance x from touchdown by using the following condition,

“When an airplane is descending to land, the angle of depression is 5. When the plane has a reading of 100 ft. on the altimeter”

Explanation

Consider the following figure,

General formula for cosine ratio and sin ratio is given below,

cosθ=adjacenthypotenuseθ=cos1(adjacenthypotenuse) and sinθ=oppositehypotenuseθ=sin1(oppositehypotenuse)

From the given figure the value x ft

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