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Trigonometry:
In a right angled OAB, where BOA = ,
i. sin = Perpendicular = AB ;
Hypotenuse OB
ii. cos = Base = OA ;
Hypotenuse OB
iii. tan = Perpendicular = AB ;
Base OA
iv. cosec = 1 = OB ;
sin AB
v. sec = 1 = OB ;
cos OA
vi. cot = 1 = OA ;
tan AB
Trigonometrical Identities:
sin2 + cos2 = 1.
1 + tan2 = sec2 .
1 + cot2 = cosec2 .
Values of T-ratios:
0° (/6)
30° (/4)
45° (/3)
60° (/2)
90°
sin 0
1
2
3
2
1
cos 1
3
2
1
2
0
tan 0
1
3
1 3 not defined
Angle of Elevation:
Suppose a man from a point O looks up at an object P, placed above the level of his eye. Then, the angle which the line of sight makes with the horizontal through O, is called the angle of elevation of P as seen from O.
Angle of elevation of P from O = AOP.
Angle of Depression:
Suppose a man from a point O looks down at an object P, placed below the level of his eye, then the angle which the line of sight makes with the horizontal through O, is called the angle of depression of P as seen from O.
QUESTION
1.
Two ships are sailing in the sea on the two sides of a lighthouse. The angle of elevation of the top of the lighthouse is observed from the ships are 30° and 45° respectively. If the lighthouse is 100 m high, the distance between the two ships is:
A. 173 m
B. 200 m
C. 273 m
D. 300 m
2.
A man standing at a point P is watching the top of a tower, which makes an angle of elevation of 30º with the man’s eye. The man walks some distance towards the tower to watch its top and the angle of the elevation becomes 60º. What is the distance between the base of the tower and the point P?
A. 43 units
B. 8 units
C. 12 units
D. Data inadequate
E. None of these
3.
The angle of elevation of a ladder leaning against a wall is 60º and the foot of the ladder is 4.6 m away from the wall. The length of the ladder is:
A. 2.3 m
B. 4.6 m
C. 7.8 m
D. 9.2 m
4.
An observer 1.6 m tall is 203 away from a tower. The angle of elevation from his eye to the top of the tower is 30º. The heights of the tower is:
A. 21.6 m
B. 23.2 m
C. 24.72 m
D. None of these
5.
From a point P on a level ground, the angle of elevation of the top tower is 30º. If the tower is 100 m high, the distance of point P from the foot of the tower is:
A. 149 m
B. 156 m
C. 173 m
D. 200 m

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