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Question from chris, a parent:

you are standing 120 feet from the base of a tower. the angle of the elevation to the top of the tower is 15 degrees. how tall is the actual tower?

Hi Chris,

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The height of the pole is |PQ| feet. |PQ|/120 is a trig function of 15o. What trig function? What is |PQ|?


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