## Elementary Geometry for College Students (5th Edition)

Published by Brooks Cole

# Chapter 11 - Section 11.3 - The Tangent Ratio and Other Ratios - Exercises: 37

#### Answer

The distance from the plane to touch down is $\approx 1376.8$ ft.

#### Work Step by Step

1. Use the sine law to solve for $x$ $\frac{x}{sin90} = \frac{120}{sin5}$ $x = \frac{120sin90}{sin5}$ $x = \frac{120}{0.087155...}$ $x = 1376.845...$ ft $x \approx 1376.8$ ft

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