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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?

You can use the free Mathway calculator and problem solver below to practice Algebra or other math topics. Try the given examples, or type in your own problem and check your answer with the step-by-step explanations.

More Lessons for Trigonometry

Math Worksheets

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?

Find the height of a balloon by knowing a horizontal distance and an angle.

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?

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?

Rotate to landscape screen format on a mobile phone or small tablet to use the **Mathway** widget, a free math problem solver that **answers your questions with step-by-step explanations**.

You can use the free Mathway calculator and problem solver below to practice Algebra or other math topics. Try the given examples, or type in your own problem and check your answer with the step-by-step explanations.

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