Algebra and Trigonometry 10th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 9781337271172
ISBN 13: 978-1-33727-117-2

Chapter 6 - P.S. Problem Solving - Page 505: 5b



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Let $\theta$ be the angle between $d$, the hypotenuse, and the vertical side of the right triangle: $\theta=90°-39°=51°$ $tan~\theta=\frac{opp}{adj}$ $tan~51°=\frac{x}{3000}$ $x=3000~tan~51°\approx3705$
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