Aptitude - Height & Distance Online Quiz


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Following quiz provides Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) related to Height & Distance. You will have to read all the given answers and click over the correct answer. If you are not sure about the answer then you can check the answer using Show Answer button. You can use Next Quiz button to check new set of questions in the quiz.

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Q 1 - A man observes the elevation of a balloon to be 45° at a point A .He then walks towards the balloon and at a certain place B finds the elevation to be 60°. He further walks in the direction of the balloon and finds it to be directly over him at a height of 450 m. Distance travelled from A to B is

A - 300√3 m

B - 200√3 m

C - 100√3 m

D - 450√3 m

Answer : A

Explanation

Height & Distance Solution 2

450/BD= tan (60) =>BD =450/√3
450/AD= tan (30) =>AD= 450√3
AD =BD +AB
=>AB=AD-BD= 450√3-450/√3=(450x3-450)/√3=300√3m

Q 2 - An aeroplane when 750 m high passes vertically above another aeroplane at an instant when their angles of elevation at same observing point are 45° and 30&de; respectively. Approximately, how many meters higher is the one than the other?

A - 250(1- √3)

B - 750(3- √3)

C - 250(3- √3)

D - 275(1- √3)

Answer : C

Explanation

Height & Distance Solution 5

Let C and D be the position of the aeroplanes.
Given that CB = 900 m,∠CAB = 60°,∠DAB = 45°
From the right △ ABC,
Tan45=CB/AB=>CB=AB
From the right △ ADB,
Tan30=DB/AB=>DB=ABtan30=CBx(1/√3)=750/√3
CB=CD+DB
=> Required height CD=CB-DB=750-750/√3=250(3- √3)

Q 3 - A man in a boat is rowing away from a cliff (180 meters high), take 90 seconds to change angle of elevation of the top of cliff from 30° to 45°.The speed of the boat is

A - 2(√3) m/sec

B - 3(√3-1) m/sec

C - 2(√3-1) m/sec

D - (√3-1) m/sec

Answer : C

Explanation

Height & Distance Solution 8

From right angled triangle ADB,
Tan45=AB/AD =>AB=AD=180
 From right angled triangle ACB,
Tan 30=180/(CD+180)
=>CD+180=180√3
=>CD=180(√3-1)
Speed =Distance/Time=180(√3-1)/90=2(√3-1) m/sec

Q 4 - The shadow of a building is 10 m long when the point of rise of the sun is 60°. Discover the building's stature.

A - 16.32m

B - 17.32 m

C - 18.32 m

D - 19.32m

Answer : B

Explanation

Height & Distance Solution 12

Let AB be the building and AC be its shadow.
Then, AC=20m and ∠ACB=60°.Let AB= x m.
Presently AB/AC=tan 60°=√3=>x/10=√3
=>x=10√3m= (10*1.732) m=17.32m.
∴ Height of the building is 17.32m.

Q 5 - Consider vertical shaft 6 m high has a shadow of length 2√3m, discover the angle of elevation of the sun?

A - 60°

B - 30°

C - 40°

D - 50°

Answer : A

Explanation

Height & Distance Solution 13

Let AB be the building and AC be its shadow. Then, AB= 6m and AC= 2√3m.
Let ∠ACB= θ Then tan θ = AB/AC= 6/2√3m
 =√3= >θ =60°
Point of rise of the sun is 60°

Q 6 - The point of height of a tower from a separation 50 m from its foot is 30. The tower's tallness is:

A - 50√3m

B - 50/√3m

C - 23√3m

D - 100m/√3

Answer : B

Explanation

Height & Distance Solution 16

Let AB be the tower and AC be the even line such that AC=50 m and ∠ACB=30°.
AB/AC=tan 30°=1/√3
=>x/50 = 1/√3
> x=50*1/√3m= 50/√3m.
∴ Height of the tower=50/√3m.

Q 7 - A kite is flying at a tallness of 75 m from the level of ground, joined to a string slanted at 60° to the level. The string's length is:

A - 50 √2 m

B - 50√3 m

C - 50m/√2

D - 50m/√3

Answer : B

Explanation

Height & Distance Solution 20

Let AB be the kite and AC be the level ground
So that BC - AC.
At that point, ∠BAC=60°and BC=75m. Let AB=x meters.
Presently AB/BC=coses60°=2/ √3
=> x/75=2/√3 =>x=150/√3 =150* √3/3=50 √3m.
∴ Length of the string=50 √3m.

Q 8 - On the level plane, there is a vertical tower with a flagpole on its top. At a point 9m far from the tower, the edges of rise of the top and Base of the flagpole are 60°and 30°respectively.The flagpole's tallness is:

A - 6 √3 m

B - 5 √3m

C - 6 √2m

D - 4m

Answer : A

Explanation

Height & Distance Solution 25

Let AB be the tower and BC be the flag pole and let O be the point of observation.
Then, A=9m, ∠AOB=30°and ∠AOC=60°
AB/OA=tan30°=1 ∠ =>AB/9=1∠
=>AB=(9*1/ √3* √3/√3)= 3 √3m.
AC/AO=tan60°=√3 =>AC/9= √3 =>AC= 9√3m.
∴BC= (AC-AB) = (9 √3-3 √3) m=6 √3m.
∴ Height of the flagpole is 6 √m.


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