An observer 2.5 miles from the launch pad of a space shuttle launch measures the angle of elevation to the base of the shuttle 25 degrees soon after lift-off. How high is the shuttle at that instant?

(Assume the shuttle is still moving vertically.)

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- January 6th 2009, 06:33 AMmagentaritaShuttle Height
An observer 2.5 miles from the launch pad of a space shuttle launch measures the angle of elevation to the base of the shuttle 25 degrees soon after lift-off. How high is the shuttle at that instant?

(Assume the shuttle is still moving vertically.) - January 6th 2009, 06:52 AMmathaddictRe :
- January 6th 2009, 09:03 PMmagentaritathen........
- January 6th 2009, 09:12 PMmathaddictRe :