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    From a point 120m horizontally from the base of a building, the nagle of elevation to the top of the building is 34 degrees. Find the height of the building..

    I'm having serious trouble VISUALIZING the building.
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    Just visualise it as a vertical line.

    What it means is that from the ground, the angle between the ground and the point at the top of that line is 34 degrees.

    If you draw a pic, you'll see a right angled triangle, the vertical bit is the edge of the building, the horizontal bit is the ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by juliak View Post
    From a point 120m horizontally from the base of a building, the nagle of elevation to the top of the building is 34 degrees. Find the height of the building..

    I'm having serious trouble VISUALIZING the building.
    Don't edit it.
    I like that word.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aidan View Post
    Don't edit it.
    I like that word.
    Is it anything to do with a (possibly Jewish) large bird of prey, the Golda Nagle?

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