## Selina Concise Mathematics Class 10 ICSE Solutions Chapter 22 Heights and Distances Ex 22B

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- Selina Concise Mathematics Class 10 ICSE Solutions Chapter 22 Heights and Distances Ex 22A
- Selina Concise Mathematics Class 10 ICSE Solutions Chapter 22 Heights and Distances Ex 22B
- Selina Concise Mathematics Class 10 ICSE Solutions Chapter 22 Heights and Distances Ex 22C

**Question 1.**

**In the figure given below, it is given that AB is perpendicular to BD and is of length X metres. DC = 30 m. ∠ADB = 30° and ∠ACB = 45°. Without using tables, find X.**

**Solution:**

**Question 2.**

**Find the height of a tree when it is found that on walking away from it 20m, in a horizontal line through its base, the elevation of its top Changes from 60° to 30°.**

**Solution:**

Let AB be the tree and its height be x DC = 20 m.

Now in right ∆ADB

**Question 3.**

**Find the height of a building, when it is found that on walking towards it 40 m in a horizontal line through its base the angular elevation of its top changes from 30° to 45°.**

**Solution:**

Let AB be the building and its

height be x and DC =40m

Now in right ∆ADB

**Question 4.**

**From the top of a light house 100 m high, the angles of depression of two ships are observed as 48° and 36° respectively. Find the distance between the two ships (in the nearest metre) if :**

**(i) the ships are on the same side of the light house,**

**(ii) the ships are on the opposite sides of the light house.**

**Solution:**

AD = 100 m

In right angled ∆ABD

**Question 5.**

**Two pillars of equal heights stand 011 either side of a roadway, which is 150m wide. At a point in the roadway between the pillars the elevations of the tops of the pillars are 60° and 30”; find the height of the pillars and the position of the point.**

**Solution:**

Let AB and CD be the two pillars which stand on either side of a road BD, then BD = 150m

Let AB = CD = h

Let P be the point on the road such that the angles of elevation from P to the top of the pillars are 60° and 30° respectively.

Let BP = x then PD = 150 – x

**Question 6.**

**From the figure given below, calculate the length of CD.**

**Solution:**

**Question 7.**

**The angle of elevation of the top of a tower is observed to be 60°. At a point 30 m vertically above the first point of observation, the elevation is found to be 45°. Find :**

**(i) the height of the tower,**

**(ii) its horizontal distance from the points of observation.**

**Solution:**

Let height of tower = x i.e. AB = x

In the right ∆ADB,

**Question 8.**

**From the top of a cliff. 60 metre high, the angles of depression of the top and bottom of a tower are observed to be 30° and 60°. Find the height of the tower.**

**Solution:**

Height of the cliff AB = 60m

Let the height of tower = x

Draw TR \(\parallel\) SB. meeting AB in R

**Question 9.**

**A man on a cliff observes a boat, at an angle of depression 30°, which is sailing towards the shore to the point immediately beneath him. Three minutes later the angle of depression of the boat is found to be 60°. Assuming that the boat sails at a uniform speed, determine :**

**(i) how much more time it will take to reach the shore.**

**(ii) the speed of the boat in metre per second, if the height of the cliff is 500 m.**

**Solution:**

Height of cliff = 500 m.

In right ∆ACD,

**Question 10.**

**A man in a boat rowing away from a light house 150m high, takes 2 minutes to change the angle of elevation of the top of the lighthouse from 60° to 45°. Find the speed of the boat.**

**Solution:**

Height of the lighthouse AB = 150m

Now is right ∆ACB,

**Question 11.**

**A person standing on the bank of a river observes that the angle of elevation of the top of a tree standing on the opposite bank is 60°. When he moves 40 m away from the bank, he finds the angle of elevation to be 30°. Find :**

**(i) the height of the tree, correct to 2 decimal places,**

**(ii) the width of the river.**

**Solution:**

TR is the height of tree and RQ is the width of the river.

Let TR = x

Now in right ∆TQR

**Question 12.**

**The horizontal distance between two towers is 75 m and the angular depression of the top of the first tower as seen from the top of the second, which is 160m high, is 45°. Find the height of the first tower.**

**Solution:**

Let the height of first tower CD = x

and height of second tower AB = 160 m

Distance between them DB = 75 m.

In right ∆ACE,

**Question 13.**

**The length of the shadow of a tower standing on level plane is found to be 2y metres longer when the sun’s altitude is 30″ than when it was**

**45°. Prove that the height of the tower is y (\(\sqrt { 3 }\) +1) metres.**

**Solution:**

Let AB be the tower and AB = x

Distance CD = 2y

In right ∆ADB,

**Question 14.**

**An aeroplane flying horizontally 1 km above the ground and going away from the observer is observed at an elevation of 60°. After 10 seconds, its elevation is observed to be 30°, find the uniform speed of the aeroplane in km per hour.**

**Solution:**

Height of aeroplane = 1 km = 1000 m.

In right ∆ACB,

**Question 15.**

**From the top of a hill, the angles of depression of two consecutive kilometre stones, due east, are found to be 30° and 45° respectively. Find the distance of the two stones from the foot of the hill. (2007)**

**Solution:**

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