Mr. Thigpens Neighborhood

Mr. Thigpens Neighborhood
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  • Mr. Thigpen sailed off into the Pacific after the last day of school. A storm blew him off course and he was marooned on a tropical island.  He resigned himself to surviving and hoped his friend Coach P would call for a rescue. Looking up he spotted a coconut in a palm tree. He stood 15 ft. away looking at the coconut at an angle of 67 deg. He uses trig ratios to find tan(67) x 15=35.3. So the coconut is 35 ft. up. All he has to do is climb up and get it! 
  •  oooh nooo! Hope Coach P sends help
  • With all the coconuts he could eat, and his best friend Rex at his side, Mr. Thigpen settled into an easy going island lifestyle that would be the envy of anyone. One day he even  built a kite and flew it. He released 176 ft of string and found that it formed an angle of elevation of 27 deg.  He calculated its horizontal distance from him to be  157 ft.   After a while though Mr. Thigpen stopped caring about math.
  • But, one afternoon he spots a helicopter that he estimates as flying at 6000m with an angle of depression of 14 deg. He uses x=6000/tan(14) to estimate that the copter has to fly about 24,000 m before it reaches him.  Turns out to be his bro Coach P who parachutes to the island carrying Mr. Thigpen's DJ equipment. They open up the DL Pacific. With a fresh supply of girls flown in from the mainland weekly, and millions in income our 2 boys never look back on the teaching careers they left behind. 
  • Club DL Pacific is the best and the owners really know how to throw a good party!!
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