UCSS Math II 5.9.3 Example 2
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A meteorologist reads radio signals to get information from a weather balloon. The last alert indicated that the angle of depression of the weather balloon to the meteorologist was and the balloon was 1,810 meters away from his location on the diagonal. To the nearest meter, how high above the ground was the balloon?
- Make a drawing of the scenario.
- Identify the correct trigonometric function to use given the angle of depression.
- Set up the function and solve for the height.