Answers

2015-02-14T22:46:16+08:00
Use tangent to solve this problem

let d the distance of the boat

first let solve the x for the height of 35 degrees elevation
and in terms it in d
tan35 = x/d
x = dtan35

then for the 42 degree
and the opp of this situation is the sum of the height of the lighthouse plus x, and we have the value of x
so the equation become
tan42 = (20 + dtan35) /d
solving more by algebra
you will get
d = 99.9 m far the boat from the cliff







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