# Question #63017

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#### Explanation:

We're asked to find how far Sam's head is from the helicopter, with some given measurements.

The helicopter is supposedly traveling vertically upward, and its position after

The angle of elevation from Sam to the helicopter at this time is given as

We also know Sam's height is *vertical* distance from Sam's head to the helicopter is

Using trigonometry, we can find the *hypotenuse* of the right triangle created in this problem: