how do you fine the angle if a building is 48.34 feet tall has a shadow that is 53.15 feet long.
This is a right triangle
one leg ( the OPPOSITE leg) is 48.34 ft the other leg (the ADJACENT leg) is 53.15 ft
REMEMBER for RIGHT triangles tan Φ = opposite leg / adjacent leg
so for this right triangle tan Φ = 48.34 / 53.15
then Φ = arctan ( 48.34/53.15) = 42.29°