Question #8835d

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Apr 27, 2016

15.17 ft (4 significant digits).


Let A be the bird's nest, B be the point where Juwan measures the 36 degree angle, C be the point from which Juean looks straight up at the nest. Then we have a right triangle ABC with the right angle at C, angle B measuring 36 degrees, and leg BC mrasuring 14 ft. We then have:

(4 significant digits)


#AC=(0.7265)(14)=10.17 ft.#

Add 5 ft for the height of Juwan's eyes to get a total of 15.17 ft.