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Heights and Distance Questions and Answers
Heights and Distance Questions
Definition of Heights and Distance
The angle of Elevation
It can be better understood by considering a situation where a person is standing on the ground and looking at an object which is present at some height, for instance, at the top of a building. In this case, the line that joins the eye of the man with the top of the building is known as the line of sight. The angle which is between the line of sight with the horizontal line is known as the angle of elevation.
The angle of Depression
In another situation where a person is standing at some height with respect to an object he is seeing. Here, also the line joining the eye of the man with the building’s bottom is called the line of sight. The angle made by the line of sight with the horizontal line is known as the angle of depression.