Thomas' Calculus 13th Edition

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-32187-896-5
ISBN 13: 978-0-32187-896-0

Chapter 1: Functions - Practice Exercises - Page 36: 4


$ h=500tan\theta $

Work Step by Step

Let $\theta $ be the angle formed by the balloon (with height $ h $) with respect to the range finder (500ft away horizontally). We have $ tan\theta=\frac{h}{500}$. Hence: $ h=500tan\theta $
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