Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

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Chapter 4 - Section 4.8 - Applications of Trigonometric Functions - Exercise Set - Page 638: 43

Answer

$695$ feet

Work Step by Step

We have the angle of elevation from a ship to the top of the statue $= 23.7^{\circ}$ height $=305$ feet Now, $\tan ( 23.7^{\circ}) = \dfrac{opposite }{height}$ or, $0.44 = \dfrac{opposite }{height}$ or, $Adjacent=695$ feet It is about $695$ feet away.

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