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Kamillah decides to calculate the height of the Empire State Building. She walks mile ( feet) away from the tower and finds that she has to look up to see the top. Assuming Manhattan is flat, if Kamillah’s eyes are feet above the ground how tall is the Empire State Building?

Draw a diagram to help solve this problem.

Don't forget that is feet off the ground.

The diagram is a right triangle. Kamillah is 5280 feet away from the Empire State building. She is 5 feet above the ground. The slope angle is 15.5 degrees. The vertical height of the building from her height to the top is x.