







Building a house in one year 
20200422 

From Fify: If it takes 8 men to build a house in 450 days. How many men would it take to build the house in 365 days? Is there a specific method to calculate this please? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The height of a building 
20190405 

From Hayley: A young man is 36 meters away from a building and looking at a bird sitting on top of the building. The man knows he is 85 meters away from the bird. How tall is the building? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Two wires between two buildings 
20170511 

From Bill: I need to find the height of the intersection point of two building wires< br />
Building A is 860 feet high and building B is 480 feet high. The wires existent from the top of one building to
The bottom of the other < br />
The distance between is 32 feet Answered by Penny Nom. 





Building a pyramid 
20161201 

From Jesse: I'm trying to build a 30"by30"by 18.25"tall pyramid,what should my cutting measurements be? Answered by Harley Weston. 





The side length of a gazebo 
20150314 

From Dennie: From middle of side to middle of opposite is 14'6". What is the length of the side? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The height of a building 
20150218 

From prateek: the height of a flagpole on top of a building is 6m.
the angle of elevation of the top and bottom of the flagpole are 45 and 30 respectively.
find the height of the building Answered by Penny Nom. 





An antenna is atop a building 
20140705 

From Andrew: If an antenna is atop a building 70 feet tall and the antenna has a beamwidth of 30 degrees how far from the building does the beam first touch the ground? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The angles of elevation and depression 
20121203 

From Chelsey: a person on a balcony of one building looks towards a second building. if the angle of elevation to the top of the second building is 25 degrees, the angle of depression to the bottom of the second building is 17 degrees, and the balcony of the first building is 22 feet above the ground, what is the height of the second building? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The height of a building 
20120908 

From Lin: How do surveyors determine a height of a building 150 feet away with an observation angle at 40 degrees?
What is the elevation of that top floor? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Four carpenters can build eight houses in 10 days. 
20111123 

From Kenneth: Four carpenters can build eight houses in 10 days.
Two carpenters can build how many houses in 15 days? Answered by Penny Nom. 





What is the height of the building? 
20110205 

From Myra: The angle of elevation is 45 degrees. The distance from George's foot to the top of the building is 50m. What is the height of the building? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The shadow of a building 
20100728 

From vera: building casts a shadow 210 ft. long,40 degree angle.How tall is the building? Answered by Penny Nom. 





An octagonal building 
20100623 

From Nancy: I have to submit my approximate sq. meters of an Octagon home in
Costa Rica. All I know is all sides are equal. One structure has all sides at 16 feet and the second one has all sides equal at 8 ft. I then have to convert it to sq. meters. Can anybody help me with this? Thank you so much, Nancy Answered by Penny Nom. 





The sides of a polygonal building 
20090213 

From mark: length of sides of an 18 ft.diameter bldg
i need to find out if i should build an octagon or decagon to keep the
sides of the bldg at 8ft or less. how do i figure the length of the sides
of each? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Angle of Elevation 
20070510 

From Micky: Two Buildings are on opposite sides of a street 40 feet wide.
The taller of the two buildings is 580 feet tall. The angle of depression
from the top of the tallest building to the shorter building across the
street is 57 degrees. Find the height of the shorter building. Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





The volume of a building 
20060628 

From A student: a building is 8 feet wide and 16 feet long. it has a flat roof that is 12 feet high at one corner, and 10 feet high at each of the adjacent corners. what is the volume of the building? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Find the height of the pole 
20050322 

From Dorothy Jean: From the top of a building 70ft.high, the angle of elevation of the top of the pole is 11.2 degrees. From the bottom of the building the angle of elevation of the top of the pole is 33.4 degrees. Find the (a) height of the pole and (b) the distance from the building. Answered by Penny Nom. 





The height of a building 
20040616 

From Lauren: I have a homework assignment to measure a building on my school's campus. I have to stand at least 40 ft away from the building and find the angle of elevation from my feet to the top of the building. Then I have to walk at least 40 ft form that point, record the distance as X, and find the angle of elevation from my feet to the top of the building. Using X and the angles, I have to determine the height of the building. I used a protractor and a weighted string to find the angle of elevation from my eyes to the top of the building. But I haven't been able to find the way to measure the angle of elevation from my feet to the top. Answered by Penny Nom. 





A 16 foot ladder 
20030904 

From Kelly: Two buildings are separated by a threefoot alleyway. Fatima wants to use a 16 foot ladder to reach a window in the wall of one of these buildings. If she places the foot of the ladder against the base of the other building, how far up the wall will the top of the ladder reach?? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The diagonal 
20010328 

From Candace: Building measuring 40 feet 3 inches by 50 feet 3inches What is the measurement of the diagonal of the building? What was method of obtainin answer? Answered by Andrei Volodin. 





A pole next to a building 
20010220 

From Robert L. Haun: A pole 100 feet tall is erected next to a building 10' X 10' X 10' . Object is to cut off the pole so the upper end remains touching the part cut off, while the cutoff portion touches the cutoff point, the edge of the building and the ground. Note assume the pole is touching the building and is "very thin" What is/are the cutoff points? Answered by Penny Nom. 

