Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Guest Boz_521

Physics class problem

Recommended Posts

Guest Boz_521

I'm suppose to indirectly measure the width of our school soccer field while being confined to the outer length, we're not allowed to be in or cross it, or on the other side of. In other words, all measuremeants must be taken from the 'near side'. I have to provide a method. The best idea i've heard thus far is to determine the length, then observe the angle of the diagnol, any other ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

stand on the line. look across. put a ruler near ur eyes and then look at the far side line. then adjust your ruler so that it is looking at the far side line as well. get a angle measurer and calculate the angle it makes with ur body. then u have all the necessary measurements to calculate the width. i.e ur eye height and the angle

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i am in boz's class. we could not see from one corner to the other due to a sort of elevation between the two points. however, we measured the angle made between a corner and the midfield line across the field and found that it was approximately 60 degrees. from the corner we stood at to the midfield line on our side, it was 60 meters. we then used trig to find our answer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Boz_521

unfortunately, the result wasn't very accurate, to say the least, the percent difference was approximately 32.6, though we knew the exact length of the field. :confused:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.