Angles of Elevation & Depression: Practice Problems


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You stand 25 m from the base of a tree and the angle of elevation from the ground to the top of the tree is 48 degrees. How tall is the tree?

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1. You look up at a 62 m tall building and find that the angle of elevation from the ground to the top of the building is 51 degrees. How far away from the building's base are you?

2. Joe stands at the top of a cliff and looks down at a 49-degree angle of depression at a boulder that is 17 m away from the bottom of the cliff. How tall is the cliff?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Get some practice with angles of elevation and depression with this quiz and worksheet. You will be given several different scenarios and asked to find the angle of elevation or depression.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can find the following situations on the questions for this quiz:

  • Measuring from the base of a tree to its top
  • Looking from the ground of a building to its top
  • Going from the top of a cliff to a boulder near the bottom
  • Two people, one at the bottom of a building and the other on the roof

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use your skills to solve practice problems involving angles of elevation and depression
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about measuring elements of a tree
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to calculate measurements of a cliff

Additional Learning

To get more practice, open the lesson titled Angles of Elevation & Depression: Practice Problems. With it, you can find the following topics inside:

  • The formula for finding angles
  • The sides of a triangle
  • Additional practice problems