While on a camping trip with your friends, you take an orienteering trip. You end up on a course which results in you hiking 30 degrees toward the South of the direction of East. This is represented as E 30 degrees S . You hike until you are 5 miles from where you started. Is it possible to determine how far South you are from where you started?

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What if a restaurant needed to build a wheelchair ramp for its customers? The angle of elevation for a ramp is recommended to be 5 degrees . If the vertical distance from the sidewalk to the front door is two feet, what is the horizontal distance that the ramp will take up ? How long will the ramp be ? Round your answers to the nearest hundredth. After completing this Concept, you'll be able to use trigonometry to solve this problem.

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