A robot is on the surface of Mars. The angle of depression from a camera on the robot to a rock on the surface of Mars is 13.9 degrees. ?
The camera is 197 cm above the surface of the planet. How far from the camera is the rock? Express your answer in meters to three decimal places.
- JosephLv 75 months ago
It's a simple right angle trigonometry problem. You are given the length of one of the sides and an angle (though in a somewhat roundabout way). Hypotenuse is the distance from the camera to the rock. Pick a trig function to solve for the other side and hypotenuse.
- Anonymous5 months ago
Draw a sketch
tan 13.9 deg = 197 cm / distance