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A surveyor measures the angle of elevation to a point on a mountain that is 4 miles away to be 18 degrees. The vertical change in elevation from the point where the surveyor is standing to the point on the mountain is------ miles.(round your answer to the nearest hundredth of a mile).

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If the inclined distance of the point on the mountain is 4 miles from the surveyor then the vertical change in elevation is 4.sin(18degree) which is equal to 1.24 Miles

**The vertical change in elevation of the point on mountain and the surveyor is 1.24 miles.**

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