Trigonometry Word Problem Quizmaster
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Answer the following trigonometry problem. Report the answer to the nearest tenth.

   A forest ranger wanted to calculate the height, h, of a large tree. He walked 50 yards from the base of the tree. [See the distance, d, in the diagram.] From that location, he measured the angle of elevation to the top of the tree and it was 16°. What is the height of the tree?
h = yards