##### Example 1

What is the height of the tree below?

$ tan(16) = \frac{opp}{adj} \\ tan(16) = \frac{14}{\red x} \\ \red x = \frac{14}{tan(16)} \\ \red x = 48.8 $

The Sine, Cosine and Tangent functions are often applied to real world scenarios.

What is the height of the tree below?

Step 1

First, you should draw and label a picture of this word problem.

Step 2

The illustration:

Rest of Steps

Now, set up your trig ratio and solve for a side length:

Step 1

First, you should draw and label a picture of this word problem.

Step 2

The illustration:

Rest of Steps

Now, set up the tangent ratio and solve for a side length:

Step 1

First, you should draw and label a picture of this word problem.

Step 2

The illustration:

Rest of Steps

Now, set up your trig ratio and solve for a side length: