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**dcowboys107** From a point on level ground, an observer measures the angle of elevation to the top of a hill to be **38** degrees The observer then walks 370 meters directly away from the hill and measures the angle of elevation to the top of the hill to be 25 degrees. Determine the height of the hill to the nearest meter.

I drew it out and for variables I used "x" as the distance from the first angle measurement to the base of the hill and 370 from the end of the first measurement to the start of the second measurement. I used "h" to represent height. I got cot **38** degrees=x/h and cot 25=(370+x)/h I solved for x in the first equation then plugged it into the second and got finally h=370/(cot 25 - cot **35**) why is this answer wrong? Thanks for the help!