I really need some help with a question...
A hot air balloon leaves the ground at a point that is horizontal distance 190 metres from an observer and rises vertically upwards. The observer notes that the rate of increase of the angle of inclination between the horizontal and the vertical and the observer where line of sight (hyp) is a constant 0.045radians per minute.
What is the rate of increase in metres per minute of the distance between the balloon and the observer when the balloon is 180 metres above the ground?
To solve it I visualised a right angled triangle with angle 0.045radians, a base (adj) of 190 and opposite of 180m (position of balloon) so I'm guessing an element of trig is involved. I denoted the rate of increase in metres per minute of the distance ds/dt but I don't know if s is the hypotenuse and what to do to calculate ds/dt.
Can someone please break it down for me?
Thanks in advance
i did but i hit a brick wall. If i call the side opposite to θ x then tanθ=x/170 and dx/dθ=170sec$^2$θ (which can be expressed as cos) but I don't know what to do next