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Mon February 04, 2013 By:
 

FIND THE ANGLE OF ELEVATION OF THE SUN IF THE RATIO OF A TREE TO ITS SHADOW IS 1:SQUARE ROOT 3.

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Mon February 04, 2013
Consider a right triangle ABC, where
AB = tree
BC = shadow
Angle C = theta
 
Given, AB/BC = 1/ sqrt (3) = tan 30
Now, AB/BC = tan theta
Hence, theta = angle of elevation = 30 degrees
Sun March 26, 2017

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