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Flight angle

A plane takes off and climbs at a constant angle. When it has flown for 3.2km, it reaches an altitude of 1000m. Calculate the angle at which the plane is climbing.
Question asked by: wetherby10

Asked on: 08 Mar 2011

All you need to do is draw a triangle with those two distances as the sides of the triangle appropriately - note that you are using different units so you need to make sure you convert one of them to the units of the other for consistency.

Then you simply use the trigonometry you have used at school to work out the angle that the triangle you have drawn has and that's the answer - simple!

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Replied at: 20 Mar 2011
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