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Question from Sally, a parent:

A building's angle of elevation from a point on the ground 60 ft. from its base is 32 degrees. What is the height of the building?

Hi Sally,


Tiangle $ABC$ is a right triangle. You are looking for the length of the line segment $BC.$ What trig function relates the lengths of the sides $CA, BC$ and the measure of the angle $CAB?$


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