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One measurement used in judging kiteflying competitions is the size of the angle formed by the kite string and the ground. This angle can be used to find the height of the kite. Suppose the length of the string is 600 feet and the angle at which the kite is flying measures 40°. Calculate the height, h , of the kite. Homework Help ✎

What trig ratio includes the opposite side and the hypotenuse and can be used to find the height?

h ≈ 385.67 feet