8th Class Mathematics Direction Sense Question Bank Direction Sense

  • question_answer A child is looking for his father. He went 90 metres in the East before turning to his right. He went 20 metres before turning to his right again to look for his father at his uncle's place 30 metres from this point. His father was not there. From here he went 100 metres to the North before meeting his father in a street. How far did the son meet his father from the starting point?

    A) 80 metres                    

    B) 100 metres

    C) 140 metres                  

    D) 260 metres

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

        The movements of the child from A to E are as shown in fig clearly, the child meets his father at E. Now AF = (AB-FB) = (AB-DC) = (90-30) m = 60m. EF = (DE-DF) = (DE-BC) = (100-20) m = 80m. \[\therefore \] Required distance \[=AE=\sqrt{A{{F}^{2}}+E{{F}^{2}}}=\sqrt{{{\left( 60 \right)}^{2}}+{{\left( 80 \right)}^{2}}}\] \[=\sqrt{3600+6400}=\sqrt{10000}=100m.\]

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