A man stands on his balcony, 140 feet above the ground.

A man stands on his balcony, 140 feet above the ground. He looks at the ground, with his sight line forming an angle of 75 degrees with the building, and sees a bus stop. The function d=140 sec theta models the distance from the man to any object given his angle of sight theta. How far is the bus stop from the man? Round your answer to the nearest foot.

Answer choices:

A.145 feet

B.135 feet

C.541 feet

D.36 feet

2 Answers

  • A man stands on his balcony, 140 feet above the ground. He looks at the ground,

    with his sight line forming an angle of 75° with the building, and sees a bus stop.

    The function d = 140 sec Θ models the distance from the man

    to any object given his angle of sight theta.

    How far is the bus stop from the man?

    Round your answer to the nearest foot.

    Answer choices:

    C.541 feet

  • d = 140sec(75°) = 140/cos(75°)

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