# An airplane rises vertically 1000 feet over a horizontal distance of 1 mile. What is the angle elevation of the airplane's path?

##### 1 Answer

Oct 25, 2016

The angle of elevation is approximately

#### Explanation:

We need to start by putting everything in the same units.

Let's convert

There are

The angle of elevation is measured by the horizontal, so the vertical rise will be opposite to the angle of elevation,

The proper trigonometric ratio to use will be tangent, knowing that opposite measures

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