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    Some Trig problems!

    Well basically the questions are

    A hawk is on top of a tree looking down at a mouse with the angle of depression at 63 degrees. 20 feet below the hawk, an owl is looking at a mouse with an angle of depression at 48 degrees. What is the height of the tree?



    And then

    y=xsquared tan x is the function positive, negative, or neither?

    If you can point out how to do both questions step by step, it'll be appreciated! Thanks for helping!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatoneguy12345 View Post
    Well basically the questions are

    A hawk is on top of a tree looking down at a mouse with the angle of depression at 63 degrees. 20 feet below the hawk, an owl is looking at a mouse with an angle of depression at 48 degrees. What is the height of the tree?

    let x = horizontal distance from the tree to the mouse

    \tan(63) = \frac{h}{x}

    \tan(48) = \frac{h-20}{x}

    solve the system for h



    And then

    y=xsquared tan x is the function positive, negative, or neither?

    you sure you don't mean odd, even, or neither?
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    haha sorry and thanks for answering! I meant odd, even or neither!
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