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    Trig Application

    You observe a plane approaching overhead and assume that its speed is 550 miles per hour. The angle of elevation of the plane is 16deg at one time and 57deg one minute later. Approximate the altitude of the plane.


    Guys i have been having so much trouble with this, and out of ideas how to solve it. Please help
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    Re: Trig Application

    Quote Originally Posted by iFuuZe View Post
    You observe a plane approaching overhead and assume that its speed is 550 miles per hour. The angle of elevation of the plane is 16deg at one time and 57deg one minute later. Approximate the altitude of the plane.
    and, of course, you made a sketch of the problem ... solve the system of equations for h.
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