Example 2

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 [math]41^\circ[/math] 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?

 

Walch Education

 
Material Type
Activity
Tags
trigonometry 
Target Group (Age)
15 – 18
Language
English (United States)
 
 
 
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