# The angle of elevation is 19°20' from a ship at sea to the top of a 159 ft lighthouse. How do you find, to three significant digits, the distance of the ship from the base of the lighthouse?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 5, 2015

Use Tangent to find the distance.

#### Explanation:

The height of this right triangle is 159 ft. What is the length of the base?

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