MATH SOLVE

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Q:
# To find the height of a pole, a surveyor uses a theodolite. The theodolite is 4 ft tall. The surveyor stands 140 feet away from the base of the pole. Then she measures the angle of elevation to the top of the pole to be 44°. What is the height of the pole? Round the answer to the nearest foot.

Accepted Solution

A:

tan 44° = x/140

x = 140 tan 44°

x approx = 140 * 0.9657 = 135.198

Remember, we need to add another 4 feet, so the answer would be 139.198 feet

x = 140 tan 44°

x approx = 140 * 0.9657 = 135.198

Remember, we need to add another 4 feet, so the answer would be 139.198 feet