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Trigonometry and Triangles Word Problems

Points A and B lie in a direct line on level ground to the west of a mountain which is known to be 1 mile high. The angle of elevation from point A to the mountain top is 4 degrees and the angle of elevation from point B to the mountain top is 6 degrees. Find the distance between points A and B.

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