Mathematics

The angle of elevation of the top X of a vertical pole from a point…

The angle of elevation of the top X of a vertical pole from a point P on a level ground is 60o. The distance from P to the foot of the pole is 55m. Without using tables, find the height of the pole.
  • A.
    50/3m
  • B.
    50m
  • C.
    55√3m
  • D.
    60m
  • E.
    65m
Correct Answer: Option C
Explanation

Tan60o = h/55
h = 55Tan60o
h 55 x √3 ; h = 55√3m