Q: How long is a 5 foot person's shadow in a 40 degrees angle?

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That is an impossible question it could be any size the length of the shadow is dictated by the angle if the light source.

The answer depends on the angle of the sun. That will depend on the time of day, latitude and the season.

5 degrees

14 feet

56 feet.

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You can use trigonometry to find the angle of elevation. Let x be the distance from the tip of the shadow to the base of the pole and the height of the pole be y. Then, tan(60 degrees) = y/x. Given that the height of the pole is 12 feet, you can solve for x to find the angle of elevation.

That is an impossible question it could be any size the length of the shadow is dictated by the angle if the light source.

It depends on the angle of the sun. The height of the tree is equal to the lenght of its shadow times the cotangent (or divided by the tangent) of the sun's angle above the horizon.

The height of a boy that casts a 4 foot long shadow depends on the angle of the sun. A tangent can be used to calculate his height if we know the angle of the sun using the equation: Height = shadow length x tangent of the angle of the sun. Using a calculator, it is easy to get the value of the tangent for any angle and then complete the equation.

without the angle of light source this cannot be determined

The answer depends on the angle of the sun. That will depend on the time of day, latitude and the season.

5 degrees

Depends on the time of day (the angle of the sun). Think of the person as being at a right angle to the ground, and the shadow being the other side. The distance from the person's head to the end of the shadow is the hypotenuse. (a^2 + b^2= c^2) a= height of person, b= shadow. If you have the angle of the sun to the ground, you can use Sine/ Cosine to calculate the length.

14 feet

That would depend on the angle of light on the tree.Any height.When the Sun is low, in the morning or evening close to the horizon, even a short object will cast a long shadow. When the Sun is directly overhead (at noon between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Tropic of Cancer) objects cast no shadow.If you tell us your location and the time you are measuring then there would be a possibility of calculating an answer.At noon on one of the equinoxes in Montpelier VT (or anywhere at the latitude of 45 degrees north or 45 degrees south) a 20 foot tall tree will cast a 20 foot shadow.

No way of telling, it depends on the angle of the sun.Any height.When the Sun is low, in the morning or evening close to the horizon, even a short object will cast a long shadow. When the Sun is directly overhead (at noon between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Tropic of Cancer) objects cast no shadow.If you tell us your location and the time you are measuring then there would be a possibility of calculating an answer.At noon on one of the equinoxes in Montpelier VT (or anywhere at the latitude of 45 degrees north or 45 degrees south) a 48 foot tall tree will cast a 48 foot shadow.