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Right triangle trigonometry word problems

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Bugs Bunny was 33 meters below ground, digging his way toward Pismo Beach, when he realized he wanted to be above ground. He turned and dug through the dirt diagonally for 80 meters until he was above ground.
What is the angle of elevation, in degrees, of Bugs Bunny's climb?
Round your final answer to the nearest tenth.
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 6
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3/5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7/4
  • a mixed number, like 1 3/4
  • an exact decimal, like 0.75
  • a multiple of pi, like 12 pi or 2/3 pi