Describe the relationship between slope and the tangent ratio of the angle of elevation/depression. Use the tangent ratio of the angle of elevation or depression to solve real-world problems.
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Brandon and Madison use different triangles to determine the slope of the line shown below.
Brandon started at (0,-1) and drew a right triangle going up 2 units and right 3 units.
Madison started at (-3,-3) and drew a right triangle going up 6 units and right 9 units.
Below is a line segment on a coordinate grid.
Standing on the gallery of a lighthouse (the deck at the top of a lighthouse), a person spots a ship at an angle of depression of 20°. The lighthouse is 28 meters tall and sits on a cliff 45 meters tall as measured from sea level. What is the horizontal distance between the lighthouse and the ship?
Geometry > Module 2 > Topic E > Lesson 29 of the New York State Common Core Mathematics Curriculum from EngageNY and Great Minds. © 2015 Great Minds. Licensed by EngageNY of the New York State Education Department under the CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US license. Accessed Dec. 2, 2016, 5:15 p.m..
Modified by The Match Foundation, Inc.?
The following resources include problems and activities aligned to the objective of the lesson that can be used to create your own problem set.
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Samuel is at the top of a tower and will ride a trolley down a zip line to a lower tower. The total vertical drop of the zip line is 40 feet. The zip line’s angle of elevation from the lower tower is 11.5°. Sam’s friend is not going to zip-line but wants to walk along the ground from the tall tower to the lower tower. How far will Sam’s friend walk to meet him?
Geometry > Module 2 > Topic E > Lesson 29 of the New York State Common Core Mathematics Curriculum from EngageNY and Great Minds. © 2015 Great Minds. Licensed by EngageNY of the New York State Education Department under the CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US license. Accessed Dec. 2, 2016, 5:15 p.m..
Modified by The Match Foundation, Inc.