Q. 165.0( 7 Votes )

The angle of elevation of the top of a vertical tower from a point on the ground is 600.From another point 10 m vertically above the first its angle of elevation is 450. Find the height of the tower.

Answer :

Given that TQO = 60° and TAB = 45°, when AP = 10 m.

So, OB = 10 m from the diagram.


Let PO = x m & if height of the vertical tower, TO = H m, then TB = TO –OB = (H -10) m



In ∆TPO,






In ∆TAB,





AB = H -10


[ TO –TH = H-10]


x = H -10 eq. 2


Comparing eq. 1 and eq. 2, we get







Rationalizing it,







Hence, required height of the tower is 5√3 (√3+1) m.


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