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From the top of a lighthouse 145 ft above sea level, the angle of depression of a boat 29°. How far is the boat from the lighthouse?

Correct result:

x =  262 ft

Solution:

tan29=145/x x=145/tan29=tan29π/180=262=262 ft

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