# trigonometric functions

*label*Mathematics

*timer*Asked: Apr 23rd, 2015

**Question description**

a pigeon is sitting on the minute hand of a clock that sits atop a clock tower. the length of the minute hand is 15 feet.

A. express the vertical distance h between the pigeon and the hour hand as a function of the angle of elevation beta.

B. express the angle of elevation beta as a function of the vertical distance h between the pigeon and the hour hand.

C. If the vertical distance between the pigeon and the 9 on the clock is 8 feed, what is the measure of the angle of elevation.