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    Precalculus Homework Help Task

    Hi, help me please to solve the task. Jan is 6 feet tall. She spots a giant diamond at the base of thiscanyon, on the opposite side. She wants to know how deep it is. Theangle of depression from her line of sight is ?. The distance tothe other side of the canyon is 18 feet. How far down is the diamond? Round to the nearest hundredth.


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    Re: Precalculus Homework Help Task

    If you knew either the "angle of depression" or the "depth of the diamond" you could calculate the other. Given only the width of the canyon, you cannot calculate either.
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    Re: Precalculus Homework Help Task

    Quote Originally Posted by HallsofIvy View Post
    If you knew either the "angle of depression" or the "depth of the diamond" you could calculate the other. Given only the width of the canyon, you cannot calculate either.
    This is just a spammer trying to get people to click on the link. He/she is not actually looking for math help. Check his/her other posts.
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