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Sine, Cosine, Tangent Applications

Real World Scenarios

The Sine, Cosine and Tangent functions are often applied to real world scenarios.

What is the height of the tree on the left?
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At 57" from the base of a building you need to look up at 55° to see the top of a building. What is the height of the building?
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The angle of elevation from a point 43 feet from the base of a tree on level ground to the top of the tree is 30°. What is the height of the tree? Round your answer to the nearest tenth
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If the angle of elevation to the top of a tree is 20°. How far are you away from the tree, if the tree's height is 31 feet? Round your answer to the nearest tenth
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If the angle of elevation to the top of a tree is 65°. How far are you away from the tree, if the tree's height is 27 feet? Round your answer to the nearest tenth
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