JEE Main & Advanced Mathematics Trigonometric Equations Question Bank Height and Distance

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    20 metre high flag pole is fixed on a 80 metre high pillar,  50 metre away from it, on a point on the base of pillar the flag pole makes and angle \[\alpha \], then the value of \[\tan \alpha \], is  [MP PET 2003]

    A) \[\frac{2}{11}\]

    B) \[\frac{2}{21}\]

    C) \[\frac{21}{2}\]

    D) \[\frac{21}{4}\]

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    Let\[\angle BAC=\beta \],   \[{{H}_{1}}=d\tan {{60}^{o}},\] Now \[\tan (\alpha +\beta )=\frac{100}{50}\] Þ  \[\frac{\tan \alpha +\tan \beta }{1-\tan \alpha \tan \beta }=2\] Þ  \[\frac{\tan \alpha +\frac{8}{5}}{1-\frac{8}{5}\tan \alpha }=2\] \[\Rightarrow \tan \alpha =\frac{2}{21}\].

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