No, it's 29 degrees and 38 minutes. A minute is 1/60 of a degree.
So i was trying to solve a problem as listed as below.
From a boat on the lake, the angle of elevation to the top of a cliff is 29°38ʹ. If the base of the cliff is
655 feet from the boat, how high is the cliff (to the nearest foot)?
I am unsure how to approach this problem because i dont get what 29°38ʹ is!
is it trying to tell me that it is 29 degree and 38 ft??
Just get its value of 38 min from the tan table.
tan A=P/B
here p=perpendicular
b=base
so tan(29 degree and 38 min)=P/655
In this question we can easily find out the value of tan29 but got 38 we have to check its value from table