Having trouble working with the following math problem.
With the following info; 64.30 mils is the angle, 60 meters is the base, solve for distance
Sorry, I don't understand the math side of it but if you want a cotangent function you derive it from the tangent function:
I'm assuming your trig is correct 🙂 so I guess it would be something like:
Distance = 1/[math]::tan((64.3/2))*(60/2)
Wolfram Alpha and PowerShell give the same answer for that so hopefully that's correct – it's nowhere near 950 meters though...
Thanks for your help. Your suggestion works with the additional information that [math]::tan($angle) is expecting the angle to be in radians but I was giving it the angle in degrees. Adding $vAngleInDegrees / 180 * [math]::PI fixed that.
$vSubtendedDistance=((1/([decimal][math]::Tan(($vAngleInDegrees / 180 * [math]::PI))))*$vBase/2)
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