Triangulation Problem

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Derive a formula to calculate the height of the top of a hill on a roller coaster using triangulation. Final answer should be in terms of d, angle 1, and angle 2. There are two points on the ground. Angle 1 is the angle formed between the ground and a line that goes from the point closer to the hill to the top of the hill. Angle 2 is the angle formed between the ground and a line that goes from the point further away to the top. d is the distance between the two points.

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Dick
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That's an angle-side-angle problem in, you guessed it, trigonometry. Get started. No one will help you unless you try to start.
 

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