# Angle of elevation

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While traveling across flat land, you notice a mountain directly in front of you. The angle of elevation to the peak is 2.5 degrees. After you drive 17 miles closer to the mountain, the angle of elevation is 9 degrees. Approximate the height of the mountain.

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#### Solution Summary

The solution shows how to approximate height given a change in angles of elevation at different distances.

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