# Using trigonometry to measure visual angles

• Oct 21st 2011, 12:14 PM
Lilyas93
Using trigonometry to measure visual angles
Question 2a: Assume the tree is 10 m high and viewed from a distance of 30 m. Use Equation 1 to calculate the angle subtended by the tree at the eye? Express your answer in degrees to two decimal places (hint: the answer is near 20 degrees).

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Visual Angles

• Oct 22nd 2011, 01:05 PM
earboth
Re: Using trigonometry to measure visual angles
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Originally Posted by Lilyas93
Question 2a: Assume the tree is 10 m high and viewed from a distance of 30 m. Use Equation 1 to calculate the angle subtended by the tree at the eye? Express your answer in degrees to two decimal places (hint: the answer is near 20 degrees).

GO to the link and look at question 2A picture and equation
Visual Angles

2. Now use your calculator and calculate the arctan value of this ratio. If you can't find the arctan-button on your calculator then use the $\boxed{\tan^{-1}}$-button.