Algebra 2 (1st Edition)

Published by McDougal Littell
ISBN 10: 0618595414
ISBN 13: 978-0-61859-541-9

Chapter 13, Trigonometric Ratios and Functions - 13.1 Use Trigonometry with Right Triangles - 13.1 Exercises - Problem Solving - Page 858: 36b


$53612.7 ft$

Work Step by Step

Let $x$ be the horizontal distance of the airplane from town $1$. Here,we have $\tan 65^{\circ}=\dfrac{25000 ft}{x}$ This gives: $x=25,000 \times \cot 25^{\circ}$ Now, $x=53612.7 ft$
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