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    Calculating Height Word Problem

    Question:
    "A tree grows vertically on the side of the hill. The hill makes a 18 degree angle with the horizon. The angle of elevation of the sun is 40 degrees, abd the tree casts a shadow 80 ft long on the slope of the hill. How tall is the tree?"

    I'm having trouble drawing out a diagram and knowing where to start. Thank you in advance!
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    Here is how I think it may be drawed.Attachment 19801
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