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    I need help with one more trig prob, on how to set it up

    Question: The world's tallest fountain is in fountain hills, Arizona. If the angle of elevation to the top of the fountain from a point 755 ft from its base is 36.5 degrees, find the height of the fountain.


    I don't know how to put this in a picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by live504 View Post
    Question: The world's tallest fountain is in fountain hills, Arizona. If the angle of elevation to the top of the fountain from a point 755 ft from its base is 36.5 degrees, find the height of the fountain.

    I don't know how to put this in a picture.
    Draw a horizontal line for the ground.

    Draw a vertical line for the height of the water in the fountain's spray.

    Draw a slanty line from the top of the vertical line, down to somewhere along the horizontal line, indicating the line of sight.

    Find the triangle in your picture.

    Label the intersection of the horizontal line and the vertical line as a right angle.

    Label the other base angle with the given angle measure.

    Label the height as "h".

    Label the base with the given length.

    Now that you have your picture, solve for the height.
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