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OpenStudy (anonymous):

There are many ropes keeping a hot air balloon from floating away before a balloon race. One of these ropes is fixed to the ground at a 45° angle. Another is fixed to the ground at a 30° angle. If the hot air balloon is 18 feet off the ground, what is the distance between the ground directly underneath the balloon and the second rope rounded to the nearest hundredth of a foot?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Use basic trigonometric formulas and you will get the answer.....give it a try

OpenStudy (anonymous):

im trying but im so stuck :/

OpenStudy (anonymous):

ok so draw the figure and then try ......there is an option down called draw...use it and draw the figure then let me tell u the step by step procedure

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Draw a picture, |dw:1326910244892:dw|, then figure out the lengths of the distance between the middle point of the triangle and the second rope (the one at a 30 degree angle). Take the problem one step at a time

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