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## Trigonometry

### Course: Trigonometry>Unit 1

Lesson 6: Modeling with right triangles

# Right triangle trigonometry word problems

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## Problem

Bugs Bunny was 33 meters below ground, digging his way toward Pismo Beach, when he realized he wanted to be above ground. He turned and dug through the dirt diagonally for 80 meters until he was above ground.
What is the angle of elevation, in degrees, of Bugs Bunny's climb?
Round your final answer to the nearest tenth.
degrees
Horizontal rectanglular dirt showing a point underground. the vertical height of from a location to the left of the point to the surface is thirty-three meters. A dashed line connects from the point to the surface above the location to the left of the point. This forms the hypotenuse of a right triangle that is eighty meters in distance. The location to the left of the point up to the surface is the height of the right triangle. The angle opposite the height is unknown.
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