Find The Distance Between Two Poles :

Two poles are 10 m and 20 m high. The line joining their tops makes an angle of 15o with the horizontal. The distance between the poles is approximately equal to

  1. 36.3 m
  2. 37.3 m
  3. 38.3 m
  4. 39.3 m
Anurag Mishra Professor Asked on 1st October 2015 in Maths.
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Answer: (2) 37.2 m 

Explanation:-
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RE: Find The Distance Between Two Poles :


tan 15 degree = 10/X
0.268 = 10/X
X = 10/0.268
X = 37.3 m

Then, the distance between the poles is 37.3 m.

Hence, the answer is (2) 37.3 m.

Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 3rd October 2015.
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