Enter the boom height (ft) and the boom horizontal length (ft) into the Boom Angle Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Boom Angle.

## Boom Angle Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Boom Angle.

BA = ATAN ( BH/BL)

Variables:

- BA is the Boom Angle (degrees)
- BH is the boom height (ft)
- BL is the boom length (ft)

To calculate the boom angle, take the inverse tangent of the boom height over the boom length.

## How to Calculate Boom Angle?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Boom Angle.

- First, determine the boom height (ft).
- Next, determine the boom length (ft).
- Next, gather the formula from above = BA = ATAN ( BH/BL).
- Finally, calculate the Boom Angle.
- After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

**Example Problem : **

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

boom height (ft) = 50

boom length (ft) = 40

BA = ATAN ( BH/BL)** **= ?