# Thread: Help with angle of elevation

1. ## Help with angle of elevation

I'm stuck on this problem and it's making me feel pretty stupid. I wouldn't mind some help

A jet took off at a rate of 260 ft/s and climbed in a straight path for 3.2 min. What was the angle of elevation of its path if its final altitude was 12,000 ft?

2. Originally Posted by tokem97
I'm stuck on this problem and it's making me feel pretty stupid. I wouldn't mind some help

A jet took off at a rate of 260 ft/s and climbed in a straight path for 3.2 min. What was the angle of elevation of its path if its final altitude was 12,000 ft?
I attached an image so you can check to make sure I read your problem correctly. We know the hypotenuse is just (260 ft/sec)(3.2min)(60sec/min)

The sine of the angle is $\frac{BC}{AB}$. That should help

3. Hahaha. I knew it was simple!! I was over analyzing. Didn't think to find distance...

Thanks