# Angle of elevation and depression

How to find angle of elevation and depression with Calcuhubs Calculators

## Angle of Elevation and Depression Calculator

Use this calculator to calculate the angle of elevation where height and distance are given

## How to find angle of elevation

#### Definition

If, in Figure 1.1, BC represents horizontal ground and AB a vertical flagpole, the angle of elevation of the top of the flagpole, A, from the point C is the angle that the imaginary straight line AC must be raised (or elevated) from the horizontal CB; i.e., angle θ. See more math solved examples.

### Example 1

An electricity pylon stands on horizontal ground. At a point 15 m from the base of the pylon, calculate the angle of elevation of the top of the pylon if the height of the pylon to the nearest meter is 50 m

## Angle of Depression Calculator

Use this calculator to calculate the angle of depression where height and distance are given

## How to find angle of depression

#### Definition

If, in Figure 2, PQ represents a vertical cliff and R a ship at sea, the angle of depression of the ship from point P is the angle through which the imaginary straight line PR must be lowered (or depressed) from the horizontal to the ship

#### Example 2

From the top of a vertical cliff 25.0 m high what is the angle of depression of a boat if the distance of the boat from the
cliff is 11.0 m