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4-43.

Wet World has an $18$-foot-long water slide. The angle of elevation of the slide (the angle it forms with a horizontal line) is $50°$. At the end of the slide, there is a $6$-foot drop into a pool. After you climb the ladder to the top of the slide, how many feet above the water level are you? Draw a diagram.

Imagine the slide as the hypotenuse of a right triangle. If you pretend, at first, that it's sitting on the ground,
the slide and the 'ground' form a $50°$ angle. Draw the diagram. Label all the parts you know. Add the $6'$ drop.
Where are you standing in the diagram?

Is the height of the slide the side opposite $50°$ or adjacent to $50°$? Remember to add $6'$ to your answer.