Advanced Placement (AP)

GEOMETRY -HELP PLEASE!!!!! A plane's altitude is 3,000 ft. For the pilot, the angle of depression of the base of the control tower is 15 degrees. To the nearest foot, what is the distance from the pilot to the base of the control tower?

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sin(15) = 3000/h h = 3000/sin15 h = 11591.11 ft. Hope this helps.

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