SOLUTION: A 6-foot-tall person standing at a distance of 27 ft from a water tower must look up at an angle of 46° to see the top of the water tower. To the nearest foot, find the height of t

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 Question 429653: A 6-foot-tall person standing at a distance of 27 ft from a water tower must look up at an angle of 46° to see the top of the water tower. To the nearest foot, find the height of the water tower. (4 points)Answer by ewatrrr(10682)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! ``` Hi tan 46° = opp/adj |opp being the length of 'looking up' the tower 27*tan 46° = opp = 28ft to the nearest foot 6' + 28ft = 34ft, is the total height of the water tower ```