An airplane is flying an altitude of 6000m over ocean. The angle of depression is 14 degrees to coastline. How much farther (in kilometers) does the plane have to fly before it is directly above the coastline?

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See attached image for the figure. The second link also provides a figure that illustrates an angle of depression.

Assuming that everything is just flat (no curvature on earth), the angle of depression from the plane is equal to the angle of...

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