Angle of Elevation: Definition, Formula & Examples


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Which one is the name of the angle of elevation?

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1. A boy is standing 10 feet away from a 35-foot flagpole. Which trig relationship should be used to find the angle of elevation from the boy to the top of the flagpole?

2. A businesswoman is standing 150 feet away from a 280-foot office building. What is the angle of elevation from her to the top of the building?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The angle of elevation is a crucial thing to understand when learning trigonometry. If you can recognize and calculate an angle of elevation, you will do well on this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz on the angle of elevation, you will see if you can:

  • Recognize an angle of elevation
  • Figure out which trig relationship to use in a given problem
  • Calculate an angle of elevation
  • Use the angle of elevation to calculate how high an object is off the ground

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - understand the lesson on the angle of elevation
  • Problem solving - use the knowledge you've gained to calculate an angle of elevation
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the terms opposite and adjacent

Additional Learning

Looking to learn more about the angle of elevation in trigonometry? Why not read the quiz's accompanying lesson? It's entitled Angle of Elevation: Definition, Formula & Examples, and will cover the following objectives:

  • Define angle of elevation
  • Understand basic trigonometric ratios
  • Know the formula to calculate the angle of elevation
  • Examine a visual representation of the angle of elevation
  • Know the formula to calculate the length or distance