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)

## 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) = ?