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**Jen** I never thought of that set up. I am starting to think that the book is wrong. The thing is, this question is from a math 53 class, which is a really quick, down and dirty, trig class for building inspection majors. This student only knows basic Sin, Cos, Tan, functions and some area formulas. I don't think that they have ever talked about a line being tangent. Bar that however, I still think the book might have a typo because I have tried everything with every assumption I could think of.

Thank you so much for your help. That was a much better set up than any I had tried

If you come up with anything else please let me know.