Examples, solutions, videos, worksheets, and activities to help students learn how to find the angle of elevation and depression using trigonometry.
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Angles of Depression and Elevation
Learn about angles of depression and elevation.
Find the height of a dam using angle of elevation and the height of a helicopter using the concept of angle of depression
Trigonometry Word Problems
Students solve word problems using sine, cosine, and tangent. The terms angle of elevation and angle of depression are also introduced in this lesson.
Neil sees a rocket at an angle of elevation of 11°. If Neil is located 5 miles from the rocket’s launchpad, how high is the rocket? Round your answer to the nearest hundredth.
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