Q. 134.3( 7 Votes )

Two trees 7 m and 4 m high stand upright on a ground. If their bases (roots) are 4 m apart, then the distance between their tops is
A. 3 m

B. 5 m

C. 4 m

D. 11 m

Answer :

Given: Two trees 7 m and 4 m high;bases (roots) are 4 m apart


Formula Used/Theory:-


Pythagoras theorem:-


Base2 + Height2 = Hypotenuse2


Difference in height of both trees is 7m – 4m = 3m


difference in height is 3m


And distance between their roots is 4m


it makes a right angled triangle


With height 3m


Base 4m


Hypotenuse = distance between their tops


Base2 + Height2 = Hypotenuse2


42 + 32 = Hypotenuse2


Hypotenuse2 = 16 + 9 = 25


Hypotenuse = √25 = 5m


Distance between tops of trees is 5m

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