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The Tangent Function: Building Heights on Campus

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Sasha was standing halfway between Building A and Building B on Campus. From where she was standing there was an elevation of $35^o$ the top of Building A and an elevation of $55^o$ to the top of Building B. The two buildings were 50 meters apart.

To the nearest hundredth of a meter, how much taller was Building B?

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A

$18.20 \text{ meters}$

B

$35.70\text{ meters}$

C

$17.51\text{ meters}$

D

$10.67\text{ meters}$