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$\tan{\theta} = \dfrac{324-1.6}{550}$

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What is wrong with my approach?$\tan{\theta} = \dfrac{324-1.6}{550}$

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You aren't accounting for the height of the person.What is wrong with my approach?

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Ok. I totally forgot about the height of the person.You aren't accounting for the height of the person.

tan (theta) = (height of tower - height of person)/(distance between person and the base of the tower). This will help me when I face a similar problem again.