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    Trigonometry Word Problem Assignment

    Two airplanes leave the same airport in opposite directions. At 2 pm the angle of elevation from the airport to the first plane is 28 degrees and to the second plane is 19 degrees. The elevation of the first plane is 9km and the second plane is 7.2km. Find the air distance between the two airplanes. Show all your work and draw an appropriate and relative accurate diagram.

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    Re: Trigonometry Word Problem Assignment

    Quote Originally Posted by kocmpo View Post
    Two airplanes leave the same airport in opposite directions. At 2 pm the angle of elevation from the airport to the first plane is 28 degrees and to the second plane is 19 degrees. The elevation of the first plane is 9km and the second plane is 7.2km. Find the air distance between the two airplanes. Show all your work and draw an appropriate and relative accurate diagram.!
    THAT ​is a great idea. Why don't you show some effort?
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    Re: Trigonometry Word Problem Assignment

    Quote Originally Posted by kocmpo View Post
    Two airplanes leave the same airport in opposite directions. At 2 pm the angle of elevation from the airport to the first plane is 28 degrees and to the second plane is 19 degrees. The elevation of the first plane is 9km and the second plane is 7.2km. Find the air distance between the two airplanes. Show all your work and draw an appropriate and relative accurate diagram.

    Hope you can help,

    Thanks!
    About 37.88km?
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    Re: Trigonometry Word Problem Assignment

    You have two right triangles. You are told one angle and the length of the opposite side for both. You want to find the length of the near side. What trig function is that?
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