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    Right Triangle Trigonometry

    A camera is mounted on a tripod 4 feet high at a distance of 10 feet from George, who is 6 feet tall. If the camera lens has angles of depression and elevation of 20 degrees, will George's feet and head be seen by the lens? If not, how far back will the camera need to be moved to include George's feet and head?

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    Quote Originally Posted by magentarita View Post
    A camera is mounted on a tripod 4 feet high at a distance of 10 feet from George, who is 6 feet tall. If the camera lens has angles of depression and elevation of 20 degrees, will George's feet and head be seen by the lens? If not, how far back will the camera need to be moved to include George's feet and head?
    It's essential that you draw large and well labeled diagrams before attempting questions like this. Have you done so?
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    ok...

    Quote Originally Posted by mr fantastic View Post
    It's essential that you draw large and well labeled diagrams before attempting questions like this. Have you done so?
    People ask me to draw these things all the time but does one draw and label the information using a regular keyboard?
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    Quote Originally Posted by magentarita View Post
    People ask me to draw these things all the time but does one draw and label the information using a regular keyboard?
    The colour of your question is different but my response is the same as that given in post #4 of this thread: http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...plication.html
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    Read on............

    Quote Originally Posted by mr fantastic View Post
    The colour of your question is different but my response is the same as that given in post #4 of this thread: http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...plication.html
    My describtion of the picture in the textbook:

    George stands opposite a camera by 10 feet.

    The camera facing George is 4 feet high. George is 6 feet high.

    The camera measures, at the same time, an angle of depression of 20 degrees and an angle of elevation of 20 degrees FACING George.

    Now, can you help me?
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    Now, can you help me?
    Now, can you show what you've tried to do ?

    Not that there is a problem with that. It's just that we, poor math-addicted, are already slaves of mathematics. So if we have to be your slaves too, our health shall not tolerate this exceeding.
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    No Help...

    No help at all here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moo View Post
    ... we, poor math-addicted, are already slaves of mathematics. So if we have to be your slaves too, our health shall not tolerate this exceeding.


    Quote Originally Posted by magentarita View Post
    No help at all here.
    Now, magentarita, we've talked about this before. you are getting more help than you realize. we want you to understand what you are doing. drawing the diagram helps. because from drawing the diagram, you would realize we are dealing with right-triangles. and then you don't have many things you can try from there. the are pretty much only two methods you were taught to deal with triangles, Pythagoras' theorem and trig ratios. one has to work here. please help us help you. let us understand what is giving you trouble. you will have to be able to do these questions on your own at some point!
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    Quote Originally Posted by magentarita View Post
    People ask me to draw these things all the time but does one draw and label the information using a regular keyboard?
    You are sitting in front of a computer, the best divice imaginable for constructing diagrams. Does your machine have office? Then use Power Point.


    If your machine does not have office let us know and someone will suggest a free download that will do the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magentarita View Post
    No help at all here.
    *erm* there are 126 threads you've started, among which there are about 5 which don't deal with problems.

    How many have been unanswered ? (note that giving hints is already a help.)
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