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Type: Multiple-Choice
Category: Similar and Congruent Figures
Level: Grade 10
Standards: HSG-SRT.B.5
Author: nsharp1
Last Modified: 5 days ago

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Grade 10 Similar and Congruent Figures CCSS: HSG-SRT.B.5

Colin is scuba diving and trying to locate a ship wreck. The ship wreck is at the bottom of the ocean, about 40 meters below the water's surface. When Colin initially jumped into the water from the boat he traveled in, he was directly above the sunken ship. However, as he dove down, the current pushed him away from the ship wreck. He is now 20 meters below the surface of the water, but cannot see the ship wreck at the bottom of the ocean because it is too dark. However, he can see the bottom of the boat from which he dove into the ocean, which hasn't moved. If his line of sight to the bottom of the boat makes a 35° angle above a horizontal line from him parallel to the bottom of the ocean, at what angle below this horizontal line will he need to dive at to reach the sunken ship?
  1. 90°
  2. 55°
  3. 35°
  4. Not enough information.
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