# Math Help - Word problem using sin,cos,tan,csc

1. ## Word problem using sin,cos,tan,csc

A pilot in a plane at an altitude of 22000 feet observes that the angle of depression to a nearby airport is 26 degrees. How many miles is the airport from the point of the ground directly below the plane?

2. Originally Posted by victorfk06
A pilot in a plane at an altitude of 22000 feet observes that the angle of depression to a nearby airport is 26 degrees. How many miles is the airport from the point of the ground directly below the plane?
$\tan(26^{\circ})=\frac{22000}{x}$

3. got that thanks