Scientists in Houston are trying to figure out the distance from a satellite to Cape Canaveral. They know that the satellite is 530 miles from Houston at an 85º angle of elevation, and Houston and Cape Canaveral, in a straight line from one to the other, are 902 miles apart.
How far is the satellite from Cape Canaveral?
A helicopter is hovering between two helicopter pads. The pilot knows that he flew into the air at a 70º angle to get to his current position. He also knows that the two pads are 50,000 feet apart. He wants to practice his descent so that he lands at a 65° angle.
If he were to start descending now, how many feet would he have to travel in descent to land at a 65° angle?