Distance from the ground to the top of a building; The angle of depression from the top of a building to a point on the ground is 32 degrees 30'. How far is the point on the ground from the top of the building if the building is 252m high?

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Just use the law of tangents.

Can you show me the complete solution i am kind of confused.

An angle of depression goes from the horizontal down. But y=252 Solve for x. Or

Last edited by galactus; Nov 24th 2008 at 06:38 AM.