Its game 7 of the NBA Finals, the series as of right now is 3-3 we are seconds away from crowning the new NBA Champions
Lebron coming down the court with a full head of steam, lebron is trying to go for a coast to coast play and as he crosses the half court line he goes up for a layup and gets fouled
Lebron is at the free throw line and he is 16ft away from the rim. The hoop is standing at 10ft away from him and if lebron is 6'8, then what is his angle of elevation to the rim? So we used trig to figure out the angle of elevation. He finds out that the Tan of x is 11.3 degrees.
With lebron missing the first free throw they still have a chance at winning the game by going up by one if he makes the next free throw. Lebron wants to play it safe by aiming for the backboard. Once again Lebron is 16 feet away from the goal instead of aiming for the 10ft rim he aims for the center of the backboard which is 10.9ft. He uses trig a second time to find the angle of elevation to the center of the backboard. Lebron uses the Tan of x to find out the angle of elevation is 14.4 degrees
5 seconds left on the clock and kyrie is coming down the court and he pulls up from the three point line and........
Kyrie Irving pulls up behind the three point line if he is 24ft away from the rim and its standing 10ft , what is the angle of elevation from the hoop? Kyrie irving is using trig this time to figure out the angle. He uses Tan to get 8.8 degrees.