Geometry. Trying to figure out how many feet from base.

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Alex puts up a tent. The outer wall is 7 feet. A support rope is attached, making a 60° with the floor.

How many feet from the base is the support rope attached to the ground?

May 17th, 2015

let AB is the distance from the base to rope then

tan θ =7/AB     in the triangle

AB=7/tan60

AB=4.04 (feet)     is the base from the support rope

May 18th, 2015

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