Answer :

All we need to find is the angle of elevation of the sun. In the figure, AB is 5m long stick and BC is 2m long shadow of the stick. We join A and C to get a right-angled triangle ∆ABC. Angle of elevation of the sun is ACB.


In ∆ABC,



In this figure, PQ is the tree and QS is its shadow. PSQ is the angle of elevation of the sun. So, PSQ = ACB. Join P and S. We get a right-angled triangle ∆PQS. Given, PQ = 12.5m. We use trigonometric ratio tan taking PQ as the height and QS as the base.

In ∆PQS,



So, the correct option is (D).

Rate this question :

How useful is this solution?
We strive to provide quality solutions. Please rate us to serve you better.
Try our Mini CourseMaster Important Topics in 7 DaysLearn from IITians, NITians, Doctors & Academic Experts
Dedicated counsellor for each student
24X7 Doubt Resolution
Daily Report Card
Detailed Performance Evaluation
view all courses