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Trigonometry
Question

To determine the angle of elevation of a star in ...

To determine the angle of elevation of a star in the sky, you align the star and the top of the backboard of a basketball hoop that is \(5\) feet higher than your eyes in your line of vision (see figure). Your horizontal distance from the backboard is \(12\) feet. What is the angle of elevation of the star?

Answer

\(\text { About } 22.6 ^ { \circ }\)

Solution
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