OpenStudy (anonymous):

A lamppost casts a shadow of a man who is standing 10 feet away from the lamppost. The shadow is 5 feet long. The angle of elevation from the tip of the shadow to the lamp is 50. To the nearest foot, the lamp post is _____ feet tall.

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

It may help to draw out this scenario. If you have a man 10 ft. away and the shadow that is cast from him is another 5 ft. away. The total distance between the tip of the shadow and the lamp post would be 15 ft. Are you familiar with the tangent function?

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

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3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Tan(Angle) = Opposite/Adjacent In other words... Tan(50) = x/15 15*(Tan(50)) = x Can you finish?

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

yes thank you

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Anytime. Good Luck! :)

3 years ago
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