Unit conversion + similarity of triangles - examples
- Tree shadow
Tree perpendicular to the horizontal surface has a shadow 8.32 meters long. At the same time meter rod perpendicular to the horizontal surface has shadow 64 cm long. How tall is tree?
How far must Paul place a mirror to see the top of the tower 12 m high? The height of Paul's eyes above the horizontal plane is 160 cm and Paul is from the tower distant 20 m.
How far from Peter stands 2m hight John? Petr is looking to John over ruler that keeps at arm's distant 60 cm from the eye and on the ruler John measured the height of 15 mm.
Thales is 1 m from the hole. The eyes are 150 cm above the ground and look into the hole with a diameter of 120 cm as shown. Calculate the depth of the hole.
- Shadow of tree
Miro stands under a tree and watching its shadow and shadow of the tree. Miro is 180 cm tall and its shade is 1.5 m long. The shadow of the tree is three times as long as Miro's shadow. How tall is the tree in meters?
See also our trigonometric triangle calculator.