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Solution: A water fountain is at the center of a circular pool as shown in Figure P1.59. A student walks around the pool and measures its circumference C. Next he stands at the edge of the pool and uses a protractor to measure the angle of elevation f of his sightline to the top of the water jet. How high is the fountain?

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A water fountain is at the center of a circular pool as shown in Figure P1.59. A student walks around the pool and measures its circumference C. Next he stands at the edge of the pool and uses a protractor to measure the angle of elevation f of his sightline to the top of the water jet. How high is the fountain?