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Homework Help: Solving net horizontal word problem

  1. Oct 12, 2009 #1
    the pathway for a mineshaft is described as follows: The first shaft extends north and down at an angle of 3.5 degree for 225ft to a vertical shaft which 125ft long. A third shaft then extends north and down at an angle 6.8 degree for 175ft. What is the total depth below ground level at the end of the third shaft? Also, what is the net horizontal distance from the ground opening to the end of the third shaft?

    I look all over the chapter example and could figure out how to do it...

  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 12, 2009 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    What have you tried to do?
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