Resolving vectors

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Homework Statement



two hot air balloons are 48.8 and 52.2 meters above the ground. a person in the left balloon observes that the right balloon is 13.3 deg above the horizontal. what is the horizontal distance between the two balloons?

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The Attempt at a Solution


im stuck on how to draw the picture and where to put the 13.3 degrees. if you could attach something of what it is supposed to look like that would be helpful. i can figure out how to make a triangle
 

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[PLAIN]http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/4264/balloon.jpg [Broken]
 
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Thank you!! I understand.
 

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