angle of elevation

45 - Angle of elevation of the the kite's cord

Problem 45
A kite is 60 ft high with 100 ft of cord out. If the kite is moving horizontally 4 mi/hr directly away from the boy flying it, find the rate of change of the angle of elevation of the cord.
 

44 - Angle of elevation of the rope tied to a rowboat on shore

Problem 44
A rowboat is pushed off from a beach at 8 ft/sec. A man on shore holds a rope, tied to the boat, at a height of 4 ft. Find how fast the angle of elevation of the rope is decreasing, after 1 sec.
 

39 - Rate of increase of angle of elevation of the line of sight

Problem 39
A balloon, leaving the ground 60 ft from an observer, rises 10 ft/sec. How fast is the angle of elevation of the line of sight increasing, after 8 seconds?
 

 
 
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