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## You are on a ship at sea. You see a lighthouse in the distance. You know the lighthouse is 145 feet tall. You measure the angle of elevation

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You are on a ship at sea. You see a lighthouse in the distance. You know the lighthouse is 145 feet tall. You measure the angle of elevation to the top of the lighthouse at 5 degrees. How far are you from the bottom of the lighthouse? *

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Answer:1657.14 ft

Step-by-step explanation:Tan = opposite / adjacent

tan 5 = 145 / adjacent

0.0875 = 145 / adjacent

adjacent = 145 / 0.0875

= 1657.14 ft