"A plane is observed approaching your home and you assume its speed is 550 miles per hour...The angle of elevation of the plane is 16 degrees at one time and 57 degrees one minute later. Approximate the altitude of the plane."(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Ok I tried drawing triangles for this but I keep getting to a part where one side = 9.166 + unknown because I put the speed into miles per minute to find how much distance it covered in one minute I really can't figure out how to draw the triangle for htis problem I'm really confused about this can anyone help me clear it up the answer is 17054 feet or 3.23 but if anyone oculd give me an explanation of how to do this I would really appreciate it.

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