similar triangles/trig height question
A wooden ramp is being built to provide wheel chair access to the park. Stacey, Elias and Keiko drew out an initial plan where the ramp would span a horizontal distance of 9 m and a vertical distance of 2.7 m. However, they decided the ramp would need extra support. As a result, they decided to place an extra vertical support 5.5 m from the point where the ramp meets the ground
- Use similar triangles to determine the length of the vertical support.
- Use trigonometry to determine the length of the vertical support.