Problem: Black vultures excel at gliding flight; they can move long distances through the air without flapping their wings while undergoing only a modest drop in height. A vulture in a typical glide in still air moves along a path tipped 3.5 degrees below the horizontal.If the vulture moves a horizontal distance of 100m, how much height does it lose?

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tan θ=oppositeadjacent

The horizontal distance of 100m

θ = 3.5°

Vertical height = ?

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Black vultures excel at gliding flight; they can move long distances through the air without flapping their wings while undergoing only a modest drop in height. A vulture in a typical glide in still air moves along a path tipped 3.5 degrees below the horizontal.

If the vulture moves a horizontal distance of 100m, how much height does it lose?

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