# Thread: Trigeometric word problem.

1. ## Trigeometric word problem.

Hello, I stuck at the following word problem given, which will also be on a test I will have tomorrow, and this is the only question I practically don't understand, and I'm sure a similar question will be on the test, therefore please help and show work.

Here the problem:

2. You have an angle to the ground of $\displaystyle 6^{\circ}$. Hence $\displaystyle 1524 \text{ ft}$ is the opposite and the distance the plane starts is $\displaystyle x \text{ ft}$ which is the hypotenuse.

Recall SOHCAHTOA and pick the ratio used for when the opposite and hypotenuse are given