# Question about perspective and which mountain is taller

• Sep 23rd 2012, 08:06 PM
Galux
Question about perspective and which mountain is taller
It is the question on page ten of this link http://www.educationaldesigner.org/e...dt_09_fig3.pdf I am having particular trouble with the last part about which mountain appears taller please help me. Also could you please explain how you got the answer as I would like to understand how to do it if I were asked to do a similar question again.
Thank You
• Sep 23rd 2012, 08:41 PM
MaxJasper
Re: Question about perspective and which mountain is taller
Mount Bob looks taller because it looks taller!
• Sep 23rd 2012, 08:46 PM
Galux
Re: Question about perspective and which mountain is taller
I need to know whether Mount Bart or Mount Homer looks taller.
• Sep 23rd 2012, 08:47 PM
MaxJasper
Re: Question about perspective and which mountain is taller
You don't trust your own eyes?
• Sep 23rd 2012, 08:48 PM
Galux
Re: Question about perspective and which mountain is taller
There isn't a picture of Mount Bart or Mount Homer
• Sep 23rd 2012, 09:03 PM
MaxJasper
Re: Question about perspective and which mountain is taller
Proportional angles of view for Mount Bart & Homer are:

Bart: 1200/20 = 60

Homer: 1500/30 = 50

Bart looks higher. If Homer was 1800m then would look the same height as Bart.
• Sep 23rd 2012, 09:04 PM
Galux
Re: Question about perspective and which mountain is taller
Thank You