# Two poles are placed at P and Q on either side of a road such that the line joining P and Q

Two poles are placed at P and Q on either side of a road such that the line joining P and Q is perpendicular to the length of road. A person moves a metre away from P parallel to the road and places another pole at R. Then the person moves further x metre in the same direction and turns and moves a distance y metre away from the road perpendicularly, where he finds himself, Q and R on the same line. The distance between P and Q (i.e. the width of the road) in metre is

(a) x

(b) x/2

(c) y

(d) 2 y