shaalaa.com
S

Solution - Heights and Distances

Account
User


Login
Register


      Forgot password?
Share
Notifications

View all notifications
Books Shortlist
Your shortlist is empty

Question

Two stations due south of a leaning tower which leans towards the north are at distance a and b from its foot. If α, β be the elevations of the top of the tower from these stations, prove that its inclination θ to the horizontal is given by `\text{cot }\theta =\frac{bcot alpha -a\cot \beta }{b-a}`

Solution

You need to to view the solution
Is there an error in this question or solution?

Similar questions

The angle of elevation of the top Q of a vertical tower PQ from a point X on the ground is 60. From a point Y, 40 m vertically above X, the angle of elevation of the top Q of tower is 45. Find the height of the tower PQ and the distance PX. (Use `sqrt3=1.73)`

view solution

The banks of a river are parallel. A swimmer starts from a point on one of the banks and swims in a straight line inclined to the bank at 45º and reaches the opposite bank at a point 20 m from the point opposite to the starting point. Find the breadth of the river

view solution

A truck covers a distance of 150 km at a certain average speed and then covers another 200 km at an average speed which is 20 km per hour more than the first speed. If the
truck covers the total distance in 5 hours, find the first speed of the truck.

view solution

A bucket open at the top is in the form of a frustum of a cone with a capacity of 12308.8 cm3. The radii of the top and bottom circular ends are 20 cm and 12 cm, respectively. Find the height of the bucket and the area of metal sheet used in making the bucket. (use π = 3.14)

view solution

The angle of elevation of the top of a tower from a point on the ground, which is 30 m away from the foot of the tower, is 30°. Find the height of the tower

view solution

Content BooksVIEW ALL [1]

Reference Material

S