When the planes are in landing formation, the pilot from plane B can see plane A at an angle of elevation of 30°. Plane B is 740 m above ground level, and the horizontal distance between plane A and plane B is 50√3 m.

What is the altitude of plane A? Draw the figure and show your steps.

 

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When the planes are in landing formation, the pilot from plane B can see plane A at an angle of elevation of 30°. Plane B is 740 m above ground level, and the horizontal distance between plane A and plane B is 50√3 m. What is the altitude of plane A? Draw the figure and show your steps.

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