Originally Posted by **elizabeth292**

i having a hard time drawing the picture for this word problem and also knowing what angles i should use for the law of sines. i hope someone can help me!!

a flagpole at right angle to the horizontal is located on a slope that makes an angle of 12 degrees with the horizontal. the pole's shadow is 16 meters long and points directly up the slope. the angle of elevation from the tip of the shadow to the sun is 20 degrees. what is the height of the pole? (hint: draw a triangle and apply the law of sines. note that the shadow points up the slope starting from the bottom of the flag pole. the angle of elevation is the angle made with the horizontal not with the ground)