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31 January, 21:46

an ant is looking up at you with an angle of evevation of 24°. You are 5 feet tall. how far is the ant from your foot?

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  1. 31 January, 22:11
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    Approx. 11 ft. See below.

    Step-by-step explanation:

    The tangent function is the easiest tool to use here. tan 24 degrees = opp / adj = (5 ft) / x. We are to find x. Multiplying both sides of this equation by x, we get x * tan 24 degrees = 5 ft. Thus, x = (5 ft) / (tan 24 degrees) = 11.23 ft, or approx. 11 ft.
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