Enter the horizontal distance and the angle (deg) into the Height From Distance Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Height From Distance. 

Height From Distance Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Height From Distance. 

H = D * tan(a)
  • Where H is the Height From Distance
  • D is the horizontal distance 
  • a is the angle (deg) 

To calculate height from distance, multiply the distance by the tangent of the angle.

How to Calculate Height From Distance?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Height From Distance.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the horizontal distance.
    • The horizontal distance is given as: 14.
  2. Next, determine the angle (deg).
    • The angle (deg) is provided as: 50.
  3. Finally, calculate the Height From Distance using the equation above: 

H = D * tan(a)

The values given above are inserted into the equation below and the solution is calculated:

H = 14 * tan(50deg) = 16.684

Example Problem #2: 

For this problem, the variables needed are provided below:

horizontal distance = 70

angle (deg) = 30

This example problem is a test of your knowledge on the subject. Use the calculator above to check your answer. 

H = D * tan(a) = ?