(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Tree A is 10 m tall. Tree B is 60 m tall. You're standing on level ground at a position that is 25 m from tree A and 75 m from tree B. You're eye height is 1.5 m above the ground. Find the ratio of theta B/ theta A, of the angles (measured from the horizontal) at which you must look to view the top of each tree.

2. Relevant equations

tan(theta) tan -1 (theta)

3. The attempt at a solution

I think I have found both angles A and B: A = 18.8 degrees B = 37.95 degrees

This is absolutely crazy that I don't know how to find the B/A ratio! do I just put 37.95/18.8? Or do I need to divide both of them by 90 first, since the overall angle is a horizontal?

Thanks in advance.

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# Homework Help: Angle Ratios

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