Observation 17433

The aircraft flying just above point A can be seen from observation B, 2,400 meters away from point A, at an altitude of 52°30'. How high does the plane fly?

Correct answer:

h =  3127.7409 m

Step-by-step explanation:

x=2400 m α=52+30/60=2105=52.5   tan α = h:x  h=x tanα=x tan52.5° =2400 tan52.5° =2400 1.303225=3127.741=3127.7409 m

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