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We see the church tower from the road at an angle of 52°. When we zoom out to 29 meters away, it can be seen at an angle of 21°. How high is it?

Correct answer:

h =  15.9 m

Step-by-step explanation:

n=29 m α=52  β=21   tanα=h/x tanβ=h/(x+n)  x=h/tanα=h t1 t1=1/tanα=1/tan52° =1/1.279942=0.78129 t2=tanβ=tan21° =0.383864=0.38386  t2 (h t1+n)=h t2 h t1+n t2=h  h=1t2 t1n t2=10.3839 0.781329 0.383915.9008 m   Verifying Solution:  x=h t1=15.9008 0.781312.4231 m T1=x/h=12.4231/15.90080.7813 T2=x+nh=12.4231+2915.90080.3839



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