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.

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  • Joseph
    Lv 7
    5 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.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Draw a sketch

     

    tan 13.9 deg = 197 cm / distance

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