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Wet World has an -foot-long water slide. The angle of elevation of the slide (the angle it forms with a horizontal line) is . At the end of the slide, there is a -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 angle. Draw the diagram. Label all the parts you know. Add the drop. Where are you standing in the diagram?

Is the height of the slide the side opposite or adjacent to ? Remember to add to your answer.