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Math Help - Triangles [Problem with Part C]

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    Dec 2009

    Triangles [Problem with Part C]

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    Nov 2008
    Hello Punch:

    Let CT represents the height of a tree.

    1) Tan(14)=\frac{CT}{AC} (Because it makes a triangle ACT)

    2) Let S=\frac{CT}{2} (half of height).

    Tan(SDC)=\frac{SC}{CD} (Triangle SDC)

    Find angle SDC i.e angle of elevation which is equal to angle of depression.

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