Here is a tree. Make up a real world problem that uses the tree and trigonometric functions to find the height of the tree. Tell me what problem you are setting up (in words), what are known and unknown variables (h for height) and then show me how you would solve it. You could draw another triangle diagram.

Accepted Solution

tan( angle ) = height / distanceIf we turn this equation around, we can solve for the height of the tree in terms of the tangent of the angle and the distance to the tree:height = tan( angle ) x distance This equation was my key to finding the height of the tree.