Posted by subhradeep on Sunday, August 8, 2010 at 4:58am.
angle of elevation of the top of a mountain to a man is 45degree.if we walk along a slope of 30 degree of the mountain 100 meters then the angle of elevation of the top of mountain becomes 60 degree.find the height of the mountain.
- math - Henry, Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 9:17pm
The line of sight of 45 deg angle is
drawn as the hyp. of a rt triangle.
The ht. of the mountain is the ver. side of the triangle. the hor. side
side = 100 + X. The line of sight of the 60 deg. angle represents the hyp.
of a 2nd triangle and the ht. of the
mountain is the ver. side of both triangles.
Tan(45) = h /(100+X),
h = (100 + X) * Tan(45),
Tan(60) = h / X,
h = x * Tan(60).
h = (100 + X) * Tan(45) = X * Tan(60),
Solve for X:
70.7 + 0.707X = 1.73X,
- 1.73X + 0.707X = - 70.7
X = 69 METERS.
h = 69 * TAN(60) = 119.5 Meters =
ht. of mountain.
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