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From the top of the light house , the angles of depression of two ships on the same side of the light house are 60° and 45°. Find the height of the light house , if the distance between the ships is 36 meters. Answer to the nearest meter.
Asked by shethdhanesh | 18 Oct, 2023, 06:54: PM
Let h be height of lighthouse. Let the nearest ship be at a distance x from light house .

If the angle of depression of nearest ship is 60o , then we have

hence we get ,   ............................. (1)
If the angle of depression of farthest ship is 45° , then we have

hence we get,       .............................. (2)

From eqn.(1) and eqn.(2) , we get

from above expression , we get x = 49 m

From eqn.(2) , we get height of light house , h = ( 49+36) m = 85 m
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