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# Heights and Distance Questions and Answers

# Heights and Distance Questions

## Definition of Heights and Distance

**Heights and Distance is an important topic for examination point of view. The topic comprises questions where height of a building, angle of elevation, and depression are given for another building, which is close by. The question is to find the height of the second building. Most of these questions are found in trigonometry.**

**Terms**

### The angle of Elevation

It can be better understood by considering a situation where a person is standing on the ground and looking at an object which is present at some height, for instance, at the top of a building. In this case, the line that joins the eye of the man with the top of the building is known as the line of sight. The angle which is between the line of sight with the horizontal line is known as the angle of elevation.

### The angle of Depression

In another situation where a person is standing at some height with respect to an object he is seeing. Here, also the line joining the eye of the man with the building’s bottom is called the line of sight. The angle made by the line of sight with the horizontal line is known as the angle of depression.