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4-27.

An airplane takes off and climbs at an angle of . If the plane must fly over a -foot tower with at least  feet of clearance, what is the minimum distance between the point where the plane leaves the ground and the base of the tower?  

  1. Draw and label a diagram for this situation.

  2. What is the minimum distance between the point where the plane leaves the ground and the tower? Explain completely.

How can you use a slope ratio to find the minimum distance?

The slope ratio for  is .