# Mayfield High School's flagpole is 15 feet high. Using a clinometer, Tamara measure an angle of 11.3 to the top of the pole. Tamara is 62 inches tall. How far from the flagpole is Tamara standing?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 21, 2018

See below.

#### Explanation:

We can see from the diagram that we need to find the length of side

**b** =

We can find the length of **b** using the tangent ratio of

We first need to find the length of

First convert all measurements into the same units:

Tamara's height is 62 inches, so convert to feet:

Length of BC = height of flagpole- Tamara's height:

Length of **b** = length of

**( 2.d.p.)**

So Tamara is standing 49.66 feet away from flagpole.