A tall tower is constructed on the side of a hill with uniform incline. Two guy wires are attached to the top of the tower and to points on the ground 50.0 feet from the tower - one directly up-slope and one directly down-slope. If the wires are 284.7 feet and 303.5 feet respectively, what is the angle of incline of the hill and how high is the tower?
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Indeed I did.
It was a simple application of the Law of Cosines for my students to find the wire lengths. I wondered if it could be solved the other way around. As you have seen it can.
Posted by Jer
on 2014-06-19 01:21:00