# Exam Question

• December 18th 2008, 12:48 PM
kingtim04
Exam Question
The elevation of a tower from two point, one is due east of the tower and the other due west of it are 20degrees and 24 degrees, respectively, and the two points of observation are 300m apart. Find the height of the tower to the nearest metre?

• December 18th 2008, 12:56 PM
galactus
Did you make a drawing?. That always helps.

Let y=height of the tower.

Per the diagram, we have:

$tan(20)=\frac{y}{300-x}$

$tan(24)=\frac{y}{x}$

Solve for y
• January 8th 2009, 03:48 PM
kingtim04
please explain more...I'm still lost. I know the answer i just can't see how to get it