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# Satellites KA-1212 and SAL-11 have spotted a UFO. Scientists want to determine its distance from KA-1212 so they can later determine its size. The distance between the satellites is 900 km. If KA-1212's camera is focused on SAL-11 , it must rotate 60° to see the UFO. If SAL-11's camera is focused on KA-1212, it must rotate 75°​​ to see the UFO. How far is the UFO from KA-1212?  Round your answer to the nearest kilometer.

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Answer:The distance of UFO from KA-1212 is 1229.7 km.Step-by-step explanation:We are given that,Distance between the satellites = 900 kmAngle made by the satellite KA-1212 = 60°Angle made by the satellite SAL-11 = 75°So, from the figure below,The third angle is given by = 180° - (60°+75°) = 180° - 135° = 45°Then, using the law of sines, we have,$$\dfrac{x}{\sin 75}=\dfrac{900}{\sin 45}\\\\x=\dfrac{900\times \sin 75}{\sin 45}\\\\x=\dfrac{900\times 0.966}{0.707}\\\\x=\dfrac{869.4}{0.707}\\\\x=1229.7$$Thus, the distance of UFO from KA-1212 is 1229.7 km.