Friday, August 25, 2023

Published August 25, 2023 by Nidup Jamtsho with 0 comment

Trigonometry in real life: The height of the flagpole

In a quest to bridge theory with reality, I guided my students through an application of trigonometry: measuring the height of a flagpole. We calculated the  height of the flagpole using the angle of elevation and baseline distance. 


Height of flagpole = baseline distance * tan(θ)


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