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John stands on the bridge and observes that the angles of depression of the banks on opposite sides of river Absyssa are 45º and 60º respectively. The bridge is at a height of 6 m from the banks. Calculate the width of the river Absyssa?
Asked by Topperlearning User | 02 Nov, 2017, 09:34: AM

In the figure, let A and B represent points on the bank on opposite sides of the river Absyssa, so that AB is its width.

P is a point on the bridge at a height of 6 m, that is, DP = 6 m.

We have to calculate the width of the river, which is the length of the side AB of triangle APB.

Now, AB = AD + DB

In the right angled triangle APD, ÐA = 45º
Therefore, we have calculated the width of the river Absyssa to be equal to  m.
Answered by | 02 Nov, 2017, 11:34: AM

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