Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

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ISBN 10: 0-13446-914-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-914-0

Chapter 4 - Section 4.3 - Right Triangle Trigonometry - Exercise Set - Page 562: 57


$2880$ feet

Work Step by Step

The trigonometric ratios are as follows: $ \sin \theta =\dfrac{height}{hypotenuse} $ Suppose $\sin 10^{\circ} =\dfrac{500}{c}$ This gives: $ c=\dfrac{500}{\sin 10^{\circ} }$ or, $ c \approx 2880$ feet
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