Applications of Trigonometry

Asked by  | 16th Jan, 2009, 02:33: PM

Expert Answer:

Let the point at which the  peacock is sitting, is A, the base of the pillar be B and the point at which the snake originally is be C.

Let the point where the snake is caught is D.

So,

according to the question,

 CD=AD(because the speeds are given to be the sameand the peacock pounces onthe snake on seeing it, so the time for which both travel must be the same)

So , we have using the distance formula,

 

Answered by  | 17th Jan, 2009, 01:37: PM

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