Enter the length of the hammock and the angle of the hammock suspension cord into the calculator to determine the height of the hammock. This calculator can also evaluate any of the variables given the others are known.

## Hammock Height Formula

Y = (2 * (L + W) + E) / 36

The following formula is used to calculate the height of a hammock.

H = L*COS(a/57.2958)

Variables:

- H is the height of the hammock from the ground (meters)
- L is the length of the hammock (meters)
- a is the angle of the hammock suspension cord with the horizontal (degrees)

## What is a Hammock Height?

A hammock height refers to the optimal distance from the ground at which a hammock should be hung. This height is typically around 18 inches, or the average height of a chair, to allow for easy access and comfort. However, the exact height can vary depending on personal preference and the specific type of hammock. It’s important to ensure the hammock is not hung too high to avoid injuries from falls, or too low where it might touch the ground.

## How to Calculate Hammock Height?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Hammock Height using the given formula:

- First, determine the length of the hammock (L) in meters.
- Next, determine the angle of the hammock suspension cord with the horizontal (a) in degrees.
- Next, calculate the sine of half the angle (a/2) using a scientific calculator or trigonometric table.
- Next, multiply the length of the hammock (L) by twice the sine of half the angle (2 * L * sin(a/2)).

**Example Problem:**

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

Length of the hammock (L) = 4 meters

Angle of the hammock suspension cord with the horizontal (a) = 30 degrees