a vertical stick 10 cm long casts a shadow of 6 cm long on the ground and a similar condition and a tower casts a shadow 10 m long. find the height of the tower correct to 2 places of decimal.

Asked by rnpriyadarshini | 5th Dec, 2010, 10:58: AM

Expert Answer:

Dear Student,
At the same instant of time the angle at which the sun rays fall on the stick and the tower would be the same.
Also the two heights would be proportional. Thus the two triangles are similar.
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Answered by  | 6th Dec, 2010, 09:40: AM

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