A police helicopter flying at a height of 85 feet shines a light on a speeding vehicle below. If the angle of depression is 62 degrees, how far away to the nearest foot is the car?
A police helicopter flying at a height of 85 feet shines a light on a speeding vehicle below. If the angle of depression is 62 degrees, how far away to the nearest foot is the car?
Lets assume that that $x$ is the linear distance between the copter and the car.
Then $\cos(28^o)=\dfrac{85}{x}$.