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To determine the height, , of Mount St. Melon in the Cantaloupe Mountains, two angle measurements were taken feet apart along a direct line toward the mountain. Using these measurements, calculate the height of the mountain.

Label the horizontal leg of the small right triangle .
Then write two equations using tangent, , and .
Solve this system of equations for .