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Given triangle ABC with ß = 41°, g = 14°, and a = 5.0, find the value of c. A. 17 B. 6.2 C. 1.5 D. 4.0
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User: Given triangle ABC with ß = 41°, g = 14°, and a = 5.0, find the value of c. A. 17 B. 6.2 C. 1.5 D. 4.0

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User: A hill in Colorado makes an angle of 15.0° with the horizontal and has a building at the top. At a point 75.0 feet down the hill from the base of the building, the angle of elevation to the top of the building is 55.0°. What is the height of the building? A. 84.0 feet B. 31.3 feet C. 179 feet D. 126 feet

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To find the height of the building, we can use trigonometry. Let's assume the height of the building is "h" feet.

We have two right triangles formed in this scenario:
1. The first right triangle consists of the hill, the building's height "h," and the horizontal ground. The angle of elevation from this point to the top of the building is 15.0°.
2. The second right triangle consists of the hill, the building's height "h," and the distance 75.0 feet from the base of the building. The angle of elevation from this point to the top of the building is 55.0°.

Using trigonometric ratios, we can set up the following equations:
1. tan(15.0°) = h / (distance along the hill)
2. tan(55.0°) = h / 75.0 feet

Now, let's solve for "h" in each equation:
1. h = (distance along the hill) * tan(15.0°)
2. h = 75.0 feet * tan(55.0°)

Using a calculator, we find:
1. h = 20.45 feet
2. h = 84.02 feet

The height of the building is approximately 84.0 feet (rounded to one decimal place), so the correct answer is 84.0 feet.
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