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Given the angle of elevation between a person and the top of a tree, plus the distance of the person away from the tree, you can find the height of the tree using trigonometry.
You'll rely heavily on the trick SOH-CAH-TOA (where sine is opposite over hypotenuse, cosine is adjacent over hypotenuse, and tangent is opposite over adjacent). The angle of elevation will be the angle in standard position in a right triangle.
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Math class was always so frustrating for me. I’d go to a class, spend hours on homework, and three days later have an “Ah-ha!” moment about how the problems worked that could have slashed my homework time in half. I’d think, “WHY didn’t my teacher just tell me this in the first place?!”
So I started tutoring to keep other people out of the same aggravating, time-sucking cycle. Since then, I’ve recorded tons of videos and written out cheat-sheet style notes and formula sheets to help every math student—from basic middle school classes to advanced college calculus—figure out what’s going on, understand the important concepts, and pass their classes, once and for all. Interested in getting help? Learn more here: http://www.kristakingmath.com
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