(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Matt spies a woodpecker on the branch of a tree in a park. From the ground, the angle of elevation along his line of sight to the bird is 26 degrees. He walks 20 ft towards the tree, and in the same plane as before, now sees the bird at an angle of elevation of 40 degrees. How high in the tree is the bird?

2. Relevant equations

tanx = opp/adj

3. The attempt at a solution

tan26=h/20+x and tan40=h/x

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