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A hot-air balloon is tied to the ground on 215th street with two taut (straight) ropes, as shown in the diagram below. D...


A hot-air balloon is tied to the ground on 215th street with two taut (straight) ropes, as shown in the diagram below. Determine the height, to the nearest foot, of the balloon directly above the ground.

Transcribed: Hot-air balloon 110 feet 50° Ground

Answer

Given the figure 

Trigonometry homework question answer, step 1, image 1

From the figure, we get 

Trigonometry homework question answer, step 2, image 1

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