# Answer to Question #15086 in Trigonometry for maria jan

Question #15086

Dear Expert Hi, please solve the following question .

Height of a hill from the sea level is 68 meter.From the top of the hill find the angle of depression of a boat when the horizontal distance between the ship and the boat is 68sqrt(3) meter. I will be patient for your reply .best wishes

Maria Janert Hi,

Height of a hill from the sea level is 68 meter.From the top of the hill find the angle of depression of a boat when the horizontal distance between the ship and the boat is 68sqrt(3) meter. I will be patient for your reply .best wishes

Maria Janert Hi,

Expert's answer

Let's denote the angle of depression by α. Then

& alpha; = arctg(68[m]/68√3[m]) = arctg(1√3) = π/6.

& alpha; = arctg(68[m]/68√3[m]) = arctg(1√3) = π/6.

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