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# This is a right angled triangle. A radio mast is 36m high(opposite), and the angle (adjacent) of elevation shown is 63 degrees. Work out the length of the hypotenuse.

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It is not clear which angle you are talking about...

In one case the Hypot = 36/(cos(63)) meters. (about 79 meters)

The other case Hypot = 36/(cos(90-63)) meters (about 40 meters)

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