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    Could someone please explain to me what I'm trying to find in this problem and what process would I use to find it? I would very much appreciate it. I'm not looking for the answer. I just what to understand what to do.The wording of this question confuses me for some reason so I don't know how the diagram would look.......... Thank-you!!
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    If you imagine it on a graph, 120m could be your x-axis length, then 20 degrees up from that draw a ray that represents 65m. If you connect the ends of the rays you'll form a triangle to solve your problem
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    Sort of a Physics problem, like x = v (cos 20) t; where x = horizontal distance, v = velocity, t = time

    65/cos 20 = vt
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