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Applications of Trigonometry Worksheet

Q1. An aero plane when 3000 metres high passes vertically above another aero
plane at an instance when their angles of elevation from the same observation point
are 60 and 45respectively. How many metres higher is the one than the other.

Q2. The angle of elevation of a jet fighter from a point A on the ground is 60 . After a
flight of 15 seconds, the angle of elevation changes to 30 . If the jet is flying at a
speed of 720 km/hr, find the constant height at which the jet is flying.

Q3. The angle of elevation of the top of a tower from two points distant 'a' and 'b'
from the base and in the same straight line with it are complementary. Prove that the

height of tower is .

Q4. An aeroplane flying horizontally 1 km above the ground is observed at an

elevation of 60o. After 10 seconds, its elevation is observed to be 30 o. Find the speed
of the aero plane in km/hr.

Q5. Two poles of equal heights are standing opposite each other on either side of the
roads, which is 80 m wide. From a point between them on the road, the angles of
elevation of the top of the poles are 60o and 30o respectively. Find the height of the
poles and the distances of the point from the poles.

Q6. The horizontal distance between two poles is 15 m. The angle of depression of
the top of first pole as seen from the top of second pole is 30 o. If the height of the

second pole is 24 m, find the height of the first pole.

Q7. A straight highway leads to foot of a tower. A man standing at the top of the
tower observes a car at an angle of depression of 30 o, which is approaching the foot
of the tower with a uniform speed. Six seconds later the angle of depression of the
car is found to be 60o. Find the time taken by the car to reach the foot of the tower
from this point.

Q8. As observed from the top of a lighthouse, 100 metres high above sea level, the
angle of depression of a ship moving directly towards it, changes from 30 o to 60o.
Determine the distance travelled by the ship during the period of observation.