Problem 336. Similar Triangles - find the height of the tree
No need for finding / calculating any phi or angle here. Just simpler than it is written.
The math is easy. Understanding the question isn't.
Totally left out of the problem: The observer's eye is at ground level; he must have dug a hole in the ground and laid down.. The top of the tree is just behind the top of the power pole from that viewpoint.
@GeeTwo, The problem statement perfectly describes the question and what is asked of the user.
What you think is left out, is also mentioned -
"Please note that the angle, phi, is the acute angle measured from the ground to an observer's line of sight aimed to the sucessive peaks of the power pole and the tree, in that order."
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