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Question from ryan, a student:

Good day... sorry for bothering again... btw thanks a lot for the previous answer you gave me abut the absolute value... its all clear to me now... Thanks...
I have another question... Can you just please give me an idea on how the diagram would look like. I'm really confused.

A television camera is 30 ft. from the sideline of a basketball court 94 ft long. The camera is located 7 ft from the midcourt. Through what angle must it sweep in order to cover all action on the court?

Hi Ryan,

Here is what I think is the appropriate diagram.


The angle required is the angle between the pink rays.


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