# How to Measure Height without Tape Measure

## Instructions

• 1

Locating the Sun

First find the location of the sun. The ideal time for this experiment is before noon or later in the day when the sun is not directly on the head.

• 2

Once you are all set with the location of the sun, measure your shadow in inches from the toes to the top of the head with the help of measuring tape.

• 3

Now measure your actual height in inches with the help of a measuring tape again and note it down in the note pad you have.

• 4

Dividing height by length

After taking the two readings and noting them, divide the measured height by the length of your shadow and note the number you get. This number will be the proportion you will use for calculating the impossible height.

• 5

Choose the object for height

Find an object whose height you would want to calculate. Make sure that the object is not so tall that you are not able to locate its shadow properly.

• 6

Multiplying shadow length with obtained proportion

After measuring the length of the object’s shadow a measuring tape, multiply it with the proportion or number you calculated in the fourth step.

• 7

The required height calculated

Upon multiplying, you will get the height of the object in inches. To find the height in feet, simply divide the number with 12.