# Tangent + similarity of triangles - math problems

Tangent is a trigonometric function. In a rectangular triangle, it is the ratio of the opposite and adjacent side to a given internal angle. Algebraically is defined as the ratio of the sine and cosine of a given angle. It is periodic with a period of π = 180 °.#### Number of problems found: 7

- An observer

An observer standing west of the tower sees its top at an altitude angle of 45 degrees. After moving 50 meters to the south, he sees its top at an altitude angle of 30 degrees. How tall is the tower? - Sun rays

If the sun's rays are at an angle 60° then famous Great Pyramid of Egypt (which is now high 137.3 meters) has 79.3 m long shadow. Calculate current height of neighboring chefren pyramid whose shadow is measured at the same time 78.8 m and the current heig - A boy

A boy of height 1.7m is standing 30m away from flag staff on the same level ground . He observes that the angle of deviation of the top of flag staff is 30 degree. Calculate the height of flag staff. - V-belt

Calculate a length of the V-belt when the diameter of the pulleys is: D1 = 600 mm D2 = 120 mm d = 480 mm - Rhombus

ABCD is a rhombus, ABD is an equilateral triangle and AC is equal to 4. Find the area of the rhombus. - Climb

On the road sign, which informs the climb is 8.7%. Car goes 5 km along this road. What is the height difference that car went? - Climb

Road has climbing 1:27. How big is a angle corresponds to this climbing?

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