Algebra and Trigonometry 10th Edition

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

Chapter 6 - Review Exercises - Page 500: 40



Work Step by Step

The 25-foot telephone pole is the opposite side of the right triangle. The distance $x$ from the point where the wire guy anchored to the ground to the base of the pole is the adjacent side of the right triangle. $tan~52°=\frac{opp}{adj}$ $tan~52°=\frac{25}{x}$ $x=\frac{25}{tan~52°}=19.53~ft$
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