Trig in the City

Trig in the City

More Options: Make a Folding Card

Storyboard Description

This storyboard does not have a description.

Storyboard Text

  • If The pole is 5ft taller than me, and I am looking at a 26° angle. How far away is this light pole? 5/tan(26°)=x
  • x=10.3ft, so the pole is 10.3ft away
  • 26° 
  • x
  • 5ft
  • Trig in the City
  • 48.2, I'm looking at a 48.2°
  • θ
  • What angle am I looking at this ferris wheel 50ft away? It is 75ft diagonally from me. (50/75)cos-1
  • 75ft
  • 50ft
  • How far up is my ball if I am looking at it from a 46° angle? I am 14ft away. sin(46)(14)=x
  • x
  • x=10, so the ball is 10ft higher than me
  • 46°
  • 14ft
  • Trig really can be used in everyday life.
Explore Our Articles and Examples

Try Our Other Websites!

Photos for Class – Search for School-Safe, Creative Commons Photos (It Even Cites for You!)
Quick Rubric – Easily Make and Share Great-Looking Rubrics
abcBABYart – Create Custom Nursery Art