TAN Function Programming Example
The following example computes the height of an object using the distance
from the object and the angle of elevation. The program draws the triangle
produced by the base and the computed height.
SCREEN 2
INPUT "LENGTH OF BASE: ",Baselen
INPUT "ANGLE OF ELEVATION (DEGREES,MINUTES): ",Deg,Min
Ang = (3.141593/180)*(Deg + Min/60) 'Convert to radians.
Height = Baselen*TAN(Ang) 'Calculate height.
PRINT "HEIGHT =" Height
H = 180 - Height
B = 15 + Baselen
LINE (15,180)-(B,180):LINE -(B,H) 'Draw triangle.
LINE -(10,180)
LOCATE 24,1 : PRINT "Press any key to continue...";
DO
LOOP WHILE INKEY$=""