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# An airplane is flying at a height of 2 miles above the ground. The distance along the ground from the airplane to the airport is 5 miles. What is the angle of depression from the airplane to the airport?

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a2+b2=c2
a being your height, b is your distance from the airport and c is the distance from the airport to the plane........ so the answer is 5.385164807134504 miles

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