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Find Height of Object using Trigonometry

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Examples, solutions, videos, worksheets, games, and activities to help students learn the trigonometric functions: sine, cosine, tangent, secant, cosecant and cotangent.
How to Find the Height of an Object Using Trigonometry?

Finding the Height of an Object Using Trigonometry, Example 1
Find the height of a balloon by knowing a horizontal distance and an angle.
Finding the Height of an Object Using Trigonometry
Example:
A telephone pole casts a shadow that is 18 ft. long. If the angle of elevation of the sun is 68°, what is the height of the pole in ft?



Finding the Height of an Object Using Trigonometry
Example:
Two buildings are 300 ft apart. If the angle of elevation from the top of the shorter building to the top of the taller building is 10°, what is the difference in the height of the two buildings?


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