A man observes the angle of elevation of the top of the tower to be 45°. He walks towards it in a horizontal line through its base. On covering 20 m the angle of elevation changes to 60°. Find the height of the tower correct to 2 significant figures.
The radius of a circle is given as 15 cm and chord AB subtends an angle of 131o at the centre C of the circle. Using trigonometry, calculate:
(i) the length of AB;
(ii) the distance of AB from the centre C.
From a point, 36 m above the surface of a lake, the angle of elevation of a bird is observed to be 30o and the angle of depression of its image in the water of the lake is observed to be 60o. Find the actual height of the bird above the surface of the lake.
With reference to the given figure, a man stands on the ground at point A, which is on the same horizontal plane as B, the foot of the vertical pole BC. The height of the pole is 10 m. The man’s eye s 2 m above the ground. He observes the angle of elevation of C, the top of the pole, as xo , where tan xo = 2/5.
(i) the distance AB in metres;
(ii) angle of elevation of the top of the pole when he is standing 15 metres from the pole. Give your answer to the nearest degree.
A 20 m high vertical pole and a vertical tower are on the same level ground in such a way that the angle of elevation of the top of the tower, as seen from the foot of the pole is 60° and the angle of elevation of the top of the pole, as seen from the foot of the tower is 30°. Find:
(i) the height of the tower ;
(ii) the horizontal distance between the pole and the tower.