What is the angle of elevation when he looks at the top of the building

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Eric is standing 6 ft away from the base of the Empire State Building, which is 1453 ft tall. What is the angle of elevation when he looks at the top of the building? Round to the nearest hundredth.

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Eric, the empire state building, and his line of sight all form a right triangle.

Let x = the angle of elevation

Then,

tanx = 1453/6 = 242.167

x = tan^-1(242.167)

x = 89.76 degrees

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